With a career spanning over 75 years, Bruce Forsyth will be fondly remembered as a great actor, comedian, singer and presenter. Forsyth had his first taste of show business in his early teens. He made his TV debut in 1939 as well as appearing on stage in many theatre...read more
The three Ps – protests, pickets and power cuts – are what many people remember about the 1970s. Britain experienced a decade of industrial unrest – and Manchester was no exception. Miners, dockers, firefighters, power workers and postal staff all took to the streets in strikes or disputesread more
1971 - Colchester United 3 Leeds United 2 In February 1971, Fourth Division Colchester United knocked Division One Leeds United out of the FA Cup with a surprise 3-2 win. 16,000 fans witnessed the shock result at Layer Road, Colchester. The above picture shows Ray...read more
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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 now.
Our main photograph this week shows Deansgate in 1895 at its junction with John Dalton Street and Bridge Street. The building on the right of the photograph has since been replaced with a bank.
There is little change to the front of most of the buildings – but the amount of traffic using the main road through Manchester city centre is certainly different.
More than 100 years ago, cyclists and pedestrians were able to amble casually along Deansgate. But that has changed as commuters and shoppers flock into the city.
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