… plus, Vivien Leigh rehearses for Noel Coward play at Manchester Opera House, and orchestra at Chetham’s Hospital School dress in traditional uniform.
MARCH 14TH 1957 Emergency crews frantically search the wreckage of a BEA Vickers Viscount airliner after it crashed into a row of houses in Shadowmoss Road. All 15 passengers and five crew were killed. The plane was on its final approach to Ringway Airport. A mother...read more
To mark International Women’s Day, We look back at Manchester women of achievement from suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst to World War II spy and opera singer Margery Booth. In 1999, Time magazine named a merchant’s daughter from Moss Side as one of the most important...read more
Manchester City won the League Cup for the fifth time last week beating Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley. Nostalgia looks back at the Blues’ League Cup triumphs over the years The look on Jeff Astle’s face said it all. He’d made history by becoming the first player to score in...read more
Each week we share events and memories from the past. This week, The Rolling Stones celebrate in Manchester, Bobby Charlton meets the Prime Minister, Prince performs at the G-Mex, Eric Cantona scores and Kylie performs at the Manchester Apollo. March 8th 1965 The...read more
Each week we look back at different events and memories. This weeks memories include Les Dawson at the Opera House, Dennis Law and Bonnie Langford. February 26th 1969 Lugubrious Les Dawson takes time to reflect at Manchester’s Opera House after landing the biggest job...read more
iNostalgia looks back at the history of the Manchester Ship Canal – the engineering wonder that helped turn the Northwest into an industrial powerhouse. Some extraordinary things have found their way into the Manchester Ship Canal since it was officially opened by...read more
Then and Now
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.
This week it’s the turn of Oxford Road, already busy in our original image dating from the early 20th century.
Much has changed, but the massive clock tower still watches over the hundreds of people who pour into the city every day.
The trams that trundled along Oxford Road have been replaced by cars and buses, but the 217ft clock tower on the former Refuge building still looms in the background.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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