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DEANSGATE

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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- TV TUESDAY -
Pippin the dog was a famous actress throughout the 80s!
Pippin was a mixed breed dog, half Tibetan Terrier and half Bearded Collie. She starred in British children's television series 'Woof!' about the adventures of a boy who shapeshifted into a dog, which was first broadcast in 1989.
She also starred as Pippin in 'Come Outside' alongside Lynda Baron who played Auntie Mabel. Pippin only starred in the first series of 'Come Outside' which aired in 1993 as she was quite old. Her grandson, Mr Higgins, took over the role for series 2 and 3.
Pippin was owned and trained by Ann Head and sadly passed away in the late 1990s.
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- TV TUESDAY -
Pippin the dog was a famous actress throughout the 80s!
Pippin was a mixed breed dog, half Tibetan Terrier and half Bearded Collie. She starred in British childrens television series Woof! about the adventures of a boy who shapeshifted into a dog, which was first broadcast in 1989. 
She also starred as Pippin in Come Outside alongside Lynda Baron who played Auntie Mabel. Pippin only starred in the first series of Come Outside which aired in 1993 as she was quite old. Her grandson, Mr Higgins, took over the role for series 2 and 3. 
Pippin was owned and trained by Ann Head and sadly passed away in the late 1990s.

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65 years ago - Secret Love by Doris Day (pictured) regained top spot after two weeks at number two. The song was composed for 1953 musical Calamity Jane.

45 years ago - The Rubettes got their first and only number with their debut single Sugar Baby Love.

25 years ago - Manchester United became the first football club to top the UK charts with Come On You Reds. The song was recorded with Status Quo. The England National team did have number one hits before this with Back Home in 1970 and World In Motion in 1990.
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65 years ago - Secret Love by Doris Day (pictured) regained top spot after two weeks at number two. The song was composed for 1953 musical Calamity Jane.
45 years ago - The Rubettes got their first and only number with their debut single Sugar Baby Love. 
25 years ago - Manchester United became the first football club to top the UK charts with Come On You Reds. The song was recorded with Status Quo. The England National team did have number one hits before this with Back Home in 1970 and World In Motion in 1990.

 

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Secret Love, Nostalgia 😫

Secret Love, Nostalgia 😫

Secret love one of my All time favourites

Secret code?

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19th May 1957: Health and safety probably wasn’t a prime concern at Belle Vue more than half a century ago as youngsters queued up for the ever-popular elephant ride.
It felt a little precarious as the elephant swayed back and forth with every lumbering step, but nobody seemed to mind.

Children were awestruck by the sheer size and gentleness of the animals, which were always led by a watchful keeper.
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19th May 1957: Health and safety probably wasn’t a prime concern at Belle Vue more than half a century ago as youngsters queued up for the ever-popular elephant ride.
It felt a little precarious as the elephant swayed back and forth with every lumbering step, but nobody seemed to mind.
Children were awestruck by the sheer size and gentleness of the animals, which were always led by a watchful keeper.

 

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Sadly yes at Bristol Zoo back in the day.... How ignorant we were about the feelings of our beautiful animals..😰😰😰😰

In those days it was exciting and seemed fine but im so glad we have moved on and are niw trying to to protect and conserve our wildlife

Free the elephants an mind them in the wild.

I did it. I now believe I shouldn’t have BUT at the time it was awesome.

I'll bet virtually every kid that had a ride on that elephant grew up to have an affinity with them. That's the kind of activity we enjoyed before hand wringing meddlers made it the crime of the century. It probably paved the way for future zoologists. Most kids nowadays in this increasingly sanitised world have little or no interest in wildlife or birds. Yep a few birds eggs went astray in the Seventies and virtually every avid collector soon realised the error of their ways and grew up passionate about birds. I believe they call it a 'loss leader in the business world.

After the elephant ride straight onto the Bobs, great day out.

Thank God for Gerald Durrell.

Looking back now as grown ups it wasn’t the right thing to do but as a kid growing up in the fifties it was great to have a ride on it was a brilliant day out at belle vue spent many days their

I would have given anything to go on an elephant but it was expensive x

We didn’t realise then that this was cruel ,also the performing animals in the circus

I wasn't alive to enjoy Bellevue but those chains aren't a great sign. Poor elephant

Loved going to Bellvue

I rode on Jumbo's head when I was 5. Loved elephants ever since. You don't understand at that age how wrong this was.

Went on that ride as a child with my sister . We didn't know then how cruel it was

I feel sorry for the elephant

I was petrified ........

Poor elephant....still goes on in Thailand

I went on that,

Them chains tell a different story for the poor elephant!!!!

Poor elephant, what a life. So wrong. 😣

Still... Not too good with chains attached to its legs :-(

Poor elephant. Thank God this doesn't happen here anymore.

Yes those were the days before the Health and Safety Nazis and ambulance chasing lawyers were given the OK by Maggie Thatcher 😡

Went on that ride as a child I hated it cried to get off

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19th May 1957: Health and safety probably wasn’t a prime concern at #BelleVue more than half a century ago as youngsters queued for the ever-popular elephant ride.

It felt a little precarious as the elephant swayed back and forth with every step, but nobody seemed to mind.

Manchester City are making their eleventh appearance having won five and lost 5. Pictured are Alan Oakes, Mike Doyle, Colin Bell, Neil Young and Tony Coleman at Piccadilly station, travelling down to Wembley to take on Leicester City in the 1969 final.

#MCFC #FACupFinal #FACup

18th May 1985: Norman Whiteside triumphantly holds the #FACup aloft after United beat Everton 1-0 at Wembley after extra time.

Northern Ireland international Whiteside scored the winner in the 110th minute, curling the ball past the reach of #EFC 'keeper Neville Southall.

#MUFC

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