Then and Now

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester & Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

Liverpool FC players at Lime St. Station 1965

Liverpool FC players at Lime St. Station 1965

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows five familiar faces from the Liverpool team of 1965 sitting in First Class as they wait for their train to leave Lime Street Station.

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Puskas at Ringway 1965

Puskas at Ringway 1965

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows four of the greatest footballers of all time gathered at Ringway Airport, Manchester, in March 1965.

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Wartime Lord Street 1943

Wartime Lord Street 1943

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows Lord Street in May 1943. Bomb damage from the Blitz is still in evidence as trams ply their way along the usually busy thoroughfare.

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Princess Elizabeth in Albert Square 1949

Princess Elizabeth in Albert Square 1949

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows Princess Elizabeth, our future Queen, reviewing troops in Albert Square. It is March 1949, just four years after the end of the Second World War.

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Panto procession Dale Street 1960

Panto procession Dale Street 1960

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows crowds in Dale Street enjoying the annual student Panto Procession as it nears the Town Hall. It is February 1960.

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George V at Hyde Road 1920

George V at Hyde Road 1920

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows King George V visiting Manchester City’s Hyde Road stadium to watch the Blues play Liverpool in the First Division.

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Runcorn Bridge 1960

Runcorn Bridge 1960

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our dramatic image this week shows houses in Runcorn dwarfed by the new bridge being built over the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal.

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Brunswick Dock 1960

Brunswick Dock 1960

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows the massive grain silo of Liverpool’s Brunswick Dock with the tower of the Anglican Cathedral in the background. The date is January 27th 1960.

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Rovers Return 1968

Rovers Return 1968

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows the bar at the Rovers Return, Coronation Street, in April 1968.

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Lime Street Station Interior

Lime Street Station Interior

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows the lofty interior of Lime Street station in January 1967.

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Old Trafford ticket queue

Old Trafford ticket queue

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows the queue outside Old Trafford for tickets to the much-anticipated FA Cup semi-final clash between Leeds and Manchester United. It is March 1965.

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Snow on Sefton Park lake

Snow on Sefton Park lake

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week is a classic wintry scene at Sefton Park in January 1963. The lake has frozen over in one of the harshest winters on record, but an overnight fall of snow has ruined any chances of skating.

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Maine Road Braziers

Maine Road Braziers

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows ground staff desperately trying to thaw out the frozen pitch at Maine Road, Manchester, using braziers filled with hot coals. The date is January 8th 1953.

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