Old Manchester pictures, my home town & a few modern :-)

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Pictures of old Manchester, my home town with some more modern for comparison :-)

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My dad worked here at this time.  CIS Building, Miller Street 1962, Manchester.

My dad worked here at this time. CIS Building, Miller Street 1962, Manchester.

This is how I remember Victoria Station, Manchester when we used to go on holiday !

This is how I remember Victoria Station, Manchester when we used to go on holiday !

A view of Manchester’s famous Oxford Road in the aftermath of a bombing raid during World War 2. A bomb appears to have destroyed several buildings very close to the centre of Manchester University.

Oxford Road at War

A view of Manchester’s famous Oxford Road in the aftermath of a bombing raid during World War 2. A bomb appears to have destroyed several buildings very close to the centre of Manchester University. Though the image is undated it was probably taken during late December 1940. This period is remembered as the Christmas Blitz and as the event that truly brought the reality of war home to Mancunians. During the nights running up to the holiday the city and surrounding areas faced repeated raids…

North Manchester High School for Boys 1969, Moston, Manchester.

North Manchester High School for Boys 1969, Moston, Manchester.

I remember riding past here on my bike :) Connollys Cables Blackley 1975, Delauneys Road, Blackley.

I remember riding past here on my bike :) Connollys Cables Blackley 1975, Delauneys Road, Blackley.

My Uncle Bob that emigrated to Australia in 1970 worked there and I played many a time on that corner where Parkhill Avenue joined Cleveland Rd. ICI view from Cleveland Road, Crumpsall, Manchester.

My Uncle Bob that emigrated to Australia in 1970 worked there and I played many a time on that corner where Parkhill Avenue joined Cleveland Rd. ICI view from Cleveland Road, Crumpsall, Manchester.

Crumpsall has only a few small shops. Most of these have been recently renovated and are on Lansdowne Road.

Crumpsall has only a few small shops. Most of these have been recently renovated and are on Lansdowne Road.