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Piccadilly Manchester in the Rush Hour. Manchester Police, Manchester City, Manchester Piccadilly, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Manchester England, London England, Rochdale, Salford

Piccadilly in the Rush Hour

A single Manchester City Police officer stands on point duty on the junction of Piccadilly and Oldham Street in central Manchester during a busy rush hour. We are uncertain as to the date the image was taken but believe it may be the 1930s. On the right stands the famous Manchester branch of Woolworths, said to be the company’s largest branch in Europe. The store was the site a tragic fire in 1979, which saw 10 people killed. Also featured is one of the much-loved Manchester trams that…

Film of fatal Manchester city centre Woolworths fire of 1979 inspires Turner prize-winning artwork Manchester City Centre, Manchester New, Manchester England, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Manchester Piccadilly, Rochdale, Salford, Abandoned Places

Film of fatal Manchester city centre Woolworths fire of 1979 inspires Turner prize-winning artwork

People who witnessed the horrific Woolworth's fire of 1979 have been sharing their memories of it – after it inspired a prize-winning artwork. Artist Elizabeth Prince celebrated this week after being awarded the Turner Prize for her video installation 'The Woolworths Choir Of 1979'.

apostlesofmercy: “Market Street, Manchester, England - 15 June At am a kg) truck bomb was detonated on one of the cities busiest streets, creating the billowing smoke plume. I Love Manchester, Manchester Central, Manchester City Centre, Manchester England, Manchester Police, Manchester Buses, London History, British History, Manchester Bombing

Greater Manchester police officers react in the immediate aftermath of the 15 June IRA terrorist bombing outside the Arndale Centre, the enormous mushroom cloud caused by the terror attack rising only a block away, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1996, photographer unknown.

old shambles manchester Manchester England, Manchester City, Salford, Manchester Cathedral, English Architecture, Rochdale, Local History, Great Britain, Old Photos

The Old Wellington Inn and Sinclair's Oyster Bar, England, dating from the 16th century and 17th century respectively, were disassembled in the 1970s and moved 100 m North to the new Shambles Square, next to Manchester Cathedral. Originally the two buildings comprised a single row, but they were rebuilt 90 degrees to each other and connected by new construction.

Down the decades: See how Market Street has changed since 1900 - Manchester Evening News I Love Manchester, Manchester England, Manchester Police, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Birmingham City Centre, Rochdale, Birmingham England

Lewis' s department store, Birmingham - this photo is from 1940, but I recall my Grandparents taking me there in the 1960s, every Xmas, to see Father Christmas

The IRA bomb moments after detonation Manchester, 1996 photographed by Paul Sanders from near the front door of Mr Thomas's Chop House, Cross St, Manchester. Just been shopping and was on the train home! Old Pictures, Old Photos, Paul Sanders, I Love Manchester, Manchester Bombing, The Ira, Life In The Uk, Old M, Salford

The IRA bomb moments after detonation Manchester, 1996 photographed by Paul Sanders from near the front door of Mr Thomas's Chop House, Cross St, Manchester.

Sunbathing in Manchester Piccadilly Gardens Circa 1955 Manchester New, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Manchester Piccadilly, Zoological Garden, Manchester City Centre, Lost Garden, Abandoned Churches

Seven reasons it’s time to FINALLY sort out Piccadilly Gardens

It should be the beating heart of Manchester, so for the city’s sake something surely now needs to be done. Here are some of the major reasons why

The Wellington Inn, Manchester, 1877 by archivesplus Manchester Street, Manchester England, Manchester Buses, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Manchester Cathedral, Old M, Rochdale, Salford

The Wellington Inn, Manchester, 1877 (GB124.Q38)

The building known as the Wellington Inn has existed since 1552 when Edward VI was on the throne. At that time it was situated in the Market Place and Shambles. It is now the oldest building in Manchester. In 1554 it was purchased by the Byron family and was part residence and part drapers shop. In the mid 17th century a third storey was added to the structure. It was not until 1830 that the premises were licensed when the it was known as the Vintners Arms and later as the Kenyon Vaults. In…