Manchester Then and Now


Rediscover Manchester’s living history in Manchester Then and Now – a fascinating comparison of people, places and events from bygone years with how the same locations look today. 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.

Be among the first to receive a copy of our brand new book Manchester Then and Now signed by the author, Malcolm Pheby, with FREE p&p. It will make a great Christmas present for yourself or a loved one.




Subjects range from schoolchildren welcoming brave soldiers back from the front in 1919 to the Rolling Stones playing Manchester nearly half a century apart!

The book is packed with superb images from the M.E.N. archive as well as contemporary views from photographer Nicola Mazzuia.

As one commentator observed: ‘It truly is a slice of history everyone interested in Manchester will want to own!’


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24th November, 1931 ~ Pupils at Chetham’s School in Manchester get to sample the Christmas pudding mixture as the cook gets to work in the old ‘Norman’ kitchen 🎄

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📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986. ⁠

A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?⁠

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