CIS Tower under construction in Manchester, 1961. No health & safety in those days. The steel workers were from Motherwell in Scotland.

CIS Tower under construction in Manchester, No health safety in those days. The steel workers were from Motherwell in Scotland.

Boddingtons brewery, just on the other side of victoria station, STANK! I would walk past it on my way to work in Salford every morning for a year and a half and the smell would nock me out - especially when hung over...

Strangeways brewery, near Victoria station, Manchester. Remember getting the train to Oldham and having to endure the rather strong aroma!

Fog in Manchester turns day into night here is the scene at 1.30pm in Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester. 17th November 1953

Fog in Manchester turns day into night here is the scene at in Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

hmv Manchester Arndale store opening 1980s | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

hmv Manchester Arndale store opening 1980s | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Building the Arndale, mid-1970s - Stop!!! You've ruined our city centre!!!

View along Market Street (looking west towards Cross Street), during construction of the Arndale Centre,

View along Corporation Street looking south towards Cross Street, showing the west facade of the Arndale Centre on the left of the picture. The footbridge linking the Arndale Centre to Marks & Spencer's and Market Square can be seen at the top of the picture. Photographed in May 1985, close to the spot where the IRA bomb exploded on 15th June 1996. The architect for the centre was Wilson & Womersley. [IRT20-129]

View along Corporation Street looking south towards Cross Street, showing the west facade of the Arndale Centre on the left of the picture. The footbridge linking the Arndale Centre to Marks & Spencer's and Market Square can be seen at the top of the picture. Photographed in May 1985, close to the spot where the IRA bomb exploded on 15th June 1996. The architect for the centre was Wilson & Womersley. [IRT20-129]

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