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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. Our main image this week shows the rousing welcome the Liverpool football team received on returning from the 1950 FA Cup Final at Wembley.
With Christmas fast approaching, do you remember the toys and games every Manchester youngster longed for in the 1960s?
… plus, Bob Monkhouse stars in Cinderella at the Palace, and Santa swaps his sleigh for Salford squad car.
iNostalgia looks back at Manchester football derbies of the 1980s and 90s – including a memorable Christmas debut…
iNostalgia remembers Toxteth actress Jean Alexander, who made a national icon out of Coronation Street character Hilda Ogden…
..plus, M61 stretch from Manchester to Preston opens to the public, and Helen Mirren & Tom Courtenay star at Little University Theatre
iNostalgia pays tribute to author Dame Beryl Bainbridge, whose work was deeply rooted in her Liverpool upbringing.
Then and Now
King Street, Manchester
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester and Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.
This week our main image shows people trudging down a snowy King Street in the 1970s, probably seeking cover in one of the many shops.
Modern King Street is now home to some of Manchester’s smartest outlets, boasting well-known designer names. A few can be glimpsed in photographer Nicola Mazzuia’s 2019 picture.
But back in Manchester’s Victorian heyday, the street featured the grand Town Hall, which in turn became the Central Library. The original Town Hall was replaced by a new building in Albert Square.
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