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Then and Now
Welcome to Then and Now – the brand new feature where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days to how they look now.
Our first photo shows the original Manchester Town Hall on the right looking towards the corner of King Street and Cross Street in 1909 before the facade was added. The second photo is taken from the same spot in 2006 with Lloyds Bank now on the right.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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