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.

Keith Richards in St Peter’s Square

Keith Richards in 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 today. Our main image this week shows Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards leaving Manchester as eager fans press him for his autograph in St Peter’s Square.

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Clayton Square decorations

Clayton Square decorations

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 main image this week has an early festive feel as we look back on Christmas shopping in Clayton Square before it was redeveloped in 1986.

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Manchester Cathedral Bombed

Manchester Cathedral Bombed

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. This week shows bomb damage to Manchester Cathedral caused by the Luftwaffe raids of December 1940.

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Canadian troops at dock

Canadian troops at dock

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. This week shows Canadian troops arriving at Liverpool Docks in November 1941 to be welcomed by Admiral Bromley and General Sir Robert Gordon Findlayson.

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Queen Elizabeth at Liverpool Quay

Queen Elizabeth at Liverpool Quay

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. This week shows Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, stepping ashore at Liverpool Quay in November 1951 after an arduous tour of Canada.

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Cenotaph at St George’s Hall

Cenotaph at St George’s Hall

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. This week shows the Remembrance Sunday ceremony of November 1952 with members of the armed services gathered around the cenotaph to the east of St George’s Hall.

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The Queen at Aintree

The Queen at Aintree

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. Here’s the Queen and Queen Mother enjoying the annual spectacle of the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. The date is March 24th 1956.

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Churchill at Shambles

Churchill at Shambles

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.
Here’s a young Winston Churchill addressing a massed crowd at the Old Shambles in Manchester. The date is April 1908.

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Goodison Park

Goodison Park

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. This week Everton players are training at Goodison Park. The date is January 25th 1955.

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FA Cup at St George’s Hall

FA Cup at St George’s Hall

Then and Now this week shows Liverpool fans in their thousands crowding into St George’s Place in May 1965 to see Liverpool bring back the FA Cup. Liverpool, managed by Bill Shankly and led by Ron Yeats, had defeated Leeds 2-1 at Wembley in a closely-fought match that went to extra time.

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Three Graces Waterfront

Three Graces Waterfront

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. This week our photo shows the trio of world-renowned Liverpool landmarks known as the Three Graces in October 1959.

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Oxford Street Smog

Oxford Street Smog

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. This week our photo shows what seems to be pedestrians picking their way through the fog on a cold evening on Oxford Street in November 1953.

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Suez Protest

Suez Protest

Then and Now compares images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. We look back to when Manchester University students protested against British policy in Egypt during the Suez Crisis.

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Everton at St George’s Hall

Everton at St George’s Hall

Then and Now compares images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Here we show the victorious Everton football team on the steps of St George’s Hall after winning the FA Cup in May 1966.

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Airport Departure Lounge

Airport Departure Lounge

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week may look like a doctor’s waiting room, but it is actually the international...

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