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Sailors’ papers 1924

Our striking main image this week shows unemployed sailors desperately thrusting their discharge books through gaps in the railings in the hope of filling a last-minute vacancy on a departing liner.

Eric Cantona

How well do you remember mercurial forward Cantona and his fellow footballers of the 90s? Why not test your knowledge in our popular quiz and compare your score with friends?

Prisoners cheered 1943

Our main image this week shows workmen cheering repatriated and wounded prisoners on a Red Cross train taking them from the Liverpool quayside. The date is October 1943.

Princess Elizabeth in Albert Square 1949

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows Princess Elizabeth, our future Queen, reviewing troops in Albert Square. It is March 1949, just four years after the end of the Second World War.



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⁠Residents in Pendleton, Manchester, 1932 🏠

Manchester Then and Now is the first compilation of the informative and entertaining feature published every Sunday in the Manchester Evening News for the past four years. Pre-order yours here ~


One of King Street's most grandest buildings, @hotelgotham, is the former premises of Midland Bank. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1928 in the Art Deco style of the time.

What are your favourite buildings in Manchester?

📸 MMU Visual Resources & @manc_wanderer

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