Throughout the decades, there have been numerous films set in and around Manchester. Northern grit, working class struggles and family conflict are prevalent themes in many of these films which are memorable for their northern roots and Mancunian setting. Hobsons...read more
Maine Road was home to Manchester City Football Club from 1923 to 2003. Thousands of fans flocked to the Moss Side stadium over the years to see Manchester City play against their rival teams. From periods of triumph to difficult times in the late 90s, Manchester City...read more
The band M People were one of the most successful dance acts of the 90’s. M People (or Mike’s People) was formed in 1991 by resident Hacienda DJ Mike Pickering. Originally to feature multiple different singers, Pickering made Heather Small a permanent member of the...read more
Mancunian Film Corporation, situated on Dickenson Road in Rusholme, was the first British film studio to operate outside of London and the South East. The studio was famed for it’s low budget productions and northern comedies. Originally operating in London under...read more
In May 1982, the legendary Hacienda first opened its doors. A former yacht builder’s warehouse turned iconic music venue, the Hacienda defined the ‘Madchester’ era. Well known for it’s yellow and black stripes and industrial warehouse feel, the Hacienda interior was...read more
Once one of the best loved and most popular visitor attractions in the North West, Belle Vue housed a world famous theme park, a zoo filled with exotic animals, a bustling fairground, a speedway track and a circus. Belle Vue also played host to many a rock concert....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 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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