Manchester then and now

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Manchester Corporation Transport - timetable cover, January 1950 I bet the bloody buses ran better then! Posters Uk, Poster Prints, Vintage Advertisements, Vintage Ads, British Travel, Tourism Poster, London Transport, This Is A Book, Looks Vintage

Manchester Corporation Transport - timetable cover, January 1950

A 41 bus, in Manchester red, in a version of Albert Sq passing the Town Hall. Unusually an artist is given "SRP" but sadly only the initials. The bus appears to be GVR 122 - fleet number 2026 - a 1948

Play street in Salford, Lancashire, Play streets were still in operation when I was a child. Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Manchester Uk, Salford, Childhood Days, We Are The World, Old London, British History

Play street in Salford, Lancashire, c1946

A view from a war Transport report into street layouts. A view of one of the many 'back to back' housing streets typified by Coronation St and that would, often quite rightly, be condemned as slums and cleared in the post-war period. Bad as they often were some of the housing that replaced these streets hasn't weathered well - and has now been, in turn, demolished. Some of these terraces that were 'renovated' have at times kept some sense of community - but we forget how basic these houses…

Young Boys Play on the Street - Salford Manchester 1964 by Shirley Baker Going to die from the cuteness Black White Photos, Black And White Photography, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Shirley Baker, Street Portrait, Boys Playing, Documentary Photography, Photojournalism

Young Boys Play on the Street - Salford Manchester 1964 Photographic Print by Shirley Baker | Art.com

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Manchester Police peelers relaxing photographed around This is one of the very earliest images of policing in the Greater Manchester Area. The foundation of British policing was greatly influenced by some-time Home Secretary and Prime Minister, Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, Victorian Photos, London History, British History, World History, Asian History

Manchester Peelers - Policing the 1840s

This image of Manchester peelers taking a break is thought to be the earliest image of policing in the city. The foundation of British policing was greatly influenced by some-time Home Secretary and Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. Sir Robert was born in Bury, which is now policed by Greater Manchester Police, and one of his descendants is currently a serving officer in the Force. The Formation of the Manchester Borough Police. The Incorporation of Manchester was achieved in 1838…

Piccadilly Manchester in the Rush Hour. Manchester Police, Manchester City, Manchester Piccadilly, Rochdale, Manchester England, Salford, Great Britain, Old Photos, Street Photography

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…

Making a Giant Snowball - Manchester 1968 Photographic Print by Shirley Baker Vintage Photography, Street Photography, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Xmas Photos, Vintage Art, Shirley Baker, Moral Panic, Street Portrait

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CIS Tower under construction in Manchester, No health & safety in those days. The steel workers were from Motherwell in Scotland. Crane Construction, Construction Safety, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Iron Work, Back In Time, Health And Safety, Portraits

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

Family in the Back Garden, Manchester 1965 Photographic Print by Shirley Baker Women In History, British History, Great Photos, Old Photos, Shirley Baker, 1960s Britain, Street Portrait, Slums, Documentary Photography

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Children Playing in a Back Alley - Salford, Manchester 1962 Photographic Print by Shirley Baker Vintage Photography, White Photography, Street Photography, Leo Buscaglia, Shirley Baker, Puerto Rico, Manchester Uk, Street Portrait, Salford

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