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
St Peter's Square
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 image this week shows St Peter’s Square on a sunny day in June 1967.
The man trying to overshadow the war memorial obelisk, since moved to another part of the square, is 6ft 3ins American actor Clint Eastwood.
The veteran of many Spaghetti Westerns, as well as the Dirty Harry detective movies, was in Manchester to promote his latest film.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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