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 image shows models Sue Dexter, left, and Jane Powell sporting the latest trends for the Manchester Festival of May 1973.
Welcome again 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 today. This week we focus on Prince’s Dock, Liverpool in January 1966 looking towards the Royal Liver Building.
iNostalgia remembers how Manchester lit the spark of the punk rock explosion in the late 1970s. It was described, quite simply, as the gig that changed the world. The date was June 4th, 1976. The venue was Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall. The group on stage were...
APRIL 13TH 1951 Long-serving hangman Albert Pierrepoint pulls a pint at his Manchester pub, the Help the Poor Struggler. Pierrepoint executed at least 400 people, including Ruth Ellis, Derek Bentley and the war-time traitor William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw). He hanged more...
This weekend marks Derby Day for both Liverpool and Manchester. In a game weekend that falls between the Champions League quarter final ties between Liverpool and Manchester City, the two teams have their own league intentions too. City could seal the title at home...
Photographers uncovered some extraordinary sights when they went behind the scenes at Coronation Street 50 years ago this month. Not least was prim and proper Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return, lying down on a bed with husband Jack – in broad daylight too!...
APRIL 5TH 1952 It’s all eyes on the ball as West Bromwich Albion inside right John Nicholls goes in for a mid-air duel with Manchester City’s Roy Paul and Kenneth Branagan at Maine Road. West Brom won the Division One encounter 2-1. City eventually finished 15th in...
iNostalgia looks back on 40 years at Strangeways prison from the execution of Margaret Allen in 1949 to the riot of 1990. The longest jail riot in British penal history started just after a Sunday morning sermon in Strangeways’ chapel. About 300 inmates had filed into...
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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