37 Snapshots of Manchester In The 1970s

View north along High Street from the junction with Church Street in March 1970.

View north along High Street from the junction with Church Street in March 1970.

View of Elmin Walk, Hulme, from an access deck on the west side.

View of Elmin Walk, Hulme, from an access deck on the west side.

Building at the junction of Bridge Street and Motor Street, including George Best's 'Edwardia' Boutique, 1970.

Building at the junction of Bridge Street and Motor Street, including George Best’s ‘Edwardia’ Boutique, 1970.

View of the University of Manchester's Business School from Cambridge Street in 1973.

View of the University of Manchester’s Business School from Cambridge Street in 1973.

Piccadilly Station Approach and Gateway House, 1971

Piccadilly Station Approach and Gateway House, 1971

View across the junction of Oxford Road and Booth Street, showing the Unversity of Manchester's Business School and Precinct Centre under construction in 1970.

View across the junction of Oxford Road and Booth Street, showing the Unversity of Manchester’s Business School and Precinct Centre under construction in 1970.

View up Oxford Road towards the city centre from the tower of the University of Manchester's Mathematics Building in 1972. The Precinct Centre (in the foreground) and the Royal Northern College of Music (beyond) are nearing completion.

View up Oxford Road towards the city centre from the tower of the University of Manchester’s Mathematics Building in 1972. The Precinct Centre (in the foreground) and the Royal Northern College of Music (beyond) are nearing completion.

View of Mosley Street at its junction with York Street in 1972, showing shops in the podium element of the Piccadilly Plaza development.

View of Mosley Street at its junction with York Street in 1972, showing shops in the podium element of the Piccadilly Plaza development.

The Hotel Piccadilly from Piccadilly Gardens in 1972. Designed by Covell Matthews & Partners and built 1959-65.

The Hotel Piccadilly from Piccadilly Gardens in 1972. Designed by Covell Matthews & Partners and built 1959-65.

George Best's 'Edwardia' boutique on Motor Street, about 1972.

George Best’s ‘Edwardia’ boutique on Motor Street, about 1972.

View along Market Street towards St Mary's Gate and Deansgate in 1975, during construction of the Arndale Centre (right).

View along Market Street towards St Mary’s Gate and Deansgate in 1975, during construction of the Arndale Centre (right).

Manchester Central Station from Windmill Street, around 1975.

Manchester Central Station from Windmill Street, around 1975.

 View along Hulme Walk towards All Saints, from the end of the footbridge crossing Princess Road.


View along Hulme Walk towards All Saints, from the end of the footbridge crossing Princess Road.

View from Hulme Walk footbridge looking south along Princess Road, 1972

View from Hulme Walk footbridge looking south along Princess Road, 1972

View of Blanshard Walk with Princess Road and Otterburn Close beyond, 1972.

View of Blanshard Walk with Princess Road and Otterburn Close beyond, 1972.

View along Dearden Walk with John Nash Crescent on the right.

View along Dearden Walk with John Nash Crescent on the right.

 View of Charles Barry Crescent from Zion Crescent, 1972. Hulme Park now occupies the site of this Crescent.


View of Charles Barry Crescent from Zion Crescent, 1972. Hulme Park now occupies the site of this Crescent.

 View from the Clopton Walk shopping precinct to Charles Barry Crescent, 1972


View from the Clopton Walk shopping precinct to Charles Barry Crescent, 1972

View of Clopton Walk shopping precinct, with John Nash Crescent beyond

View of Clopton Walk shopping precinct, with John Nash Crescent beyond

Pedestrian ramp to the access decks of Charles Barry Crescent, with children's play area beneath.

Pedestrian ramp to the access decks of Charles Barry Crescent, with children’s play area beneath.

View between Robert Adam Crescent (left) and William Kent Crescent (right) in 1976.

View between Robert Adam Crescent (left) and William Kent Crescent (right) in 1976.

 View along London Road looking towards Piccadilly in 1975. Rising above London Road is Piccadilly Station Approach, with the British Rail office block (right), Gateway House (centre) and Rodwell Tower (left) in the upper half of the picture.


View along London Road looking towards Piccadilly in 1975. Rising above London Road is Piccadilly Station Approach, with the British Rail office block (right), Gateway House (centre) and Rodwell Tower (left) in the upper half of the picture.

View north along Deansgate in June 1976.

View north along Deansgate in June 1976.

View along Market Street (looking west towards Cross Street), during construction of the Arndale Centre, 1972-79.

View along Market Street (looking west towards Cross Street), during construction of the Arndale Centre, 1972-79.

View of St Ann's Square, from the church towards St Mary's Gate in1976.

View of St Ann’s Square, from the church towards St Mary’s Gate in 1976.

The University of Manchester's Whitworth Park student residences in 1976. Designed by Building Design Partnership and built 1973-74.

The University of Manchester’s Whitworth Park student residences in 1976. Designed by Building Design Partnership and built 1973-74.

Display of posters and reproduction paintings outside the Old Curiosity Shop on Chapel Street, Salford, September 1973.

Display of posters and reproduction paintings outside the Old Curiosity Shop on Chapel Street, Salford, September 1973.

Mural depicting Alvin Stardust on the gable-end of terraced houses in Heywood. Painted by Walter Kershaw in the early 1970s.

Mural depicting Alvin Stardust on the gable-end of terraced houses in Heywood. Painted by Walter Kershaw in the early 1970s.

Sammy House, Brook Street, early 1970s

Sammy House, Brook Street, early 1970s

Mural depicting pansies on the gable-end wall of terraced houses in Rochdale. Painted by Walter Kershaw in the early 1970s.

Mural depicting pansies on the gable-end wall of terraced houses in Rochdale. Painted by Walter Kershaw in the early 1970s.

The On the Eighth Day shop at 111 Oxford Road, photographed around 1973.

The On the Eighth Day shop at 111 Oxford Road, photographed around 1973.

View of the Liverpool Road railway station site in Manchester, showing the original 1830 station building (left) and warehouse (right)

View of the Liverpool Road railway station site in Manchester, showing the original 1830 station building (left) and warehouse (right)

Liverpool Road Station, c. 1975

Liverpool Road Station, c. 1975

National Computing Centre, c.1970

National Computing Centre, c.1970

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