Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

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WELCOME to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

This week it's the turn of the distinctive Air and Space Hall at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.

The building used to be the Lower Campfield Market, originally opened in 1882 to house an open-air market on the site and then used as the City Exhibition Hall for many years.

Today it is home to the cars, bicycles and aeroplanes of the museum's transport collection.

Exhibits include the Roe Triplane 1, the first all-British aeroplane to fly on July 23, 1909, and an Avro Shackleton - both manufactured in Manchester.

There's also a Manchester-made 1905 Rolls Royce driven by Henry Royce himself.

Our first picture dates from 1903 and shows the exhibition hall looking from Byrom Street. …

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