Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Crumpsall Lane

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Crumpsall Lane

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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 Crumpsall Lane at the junction with Delaunays Road.

Crumpsall Lane Primary School can be viewed in the middle distance.

Our first picture this week dates back to 1903 with a group of children in uniform crossing the road in a well-disciplined line to reach the school.

There's a solitary gas lamp in the centre of the street, but very little traffic of any kind - quite a contrast with the modern-day road.

The two main red-brick buildings are both still intact and relatively unchanged in more than a century.

The trees, however, have grown enormously and now partially shield the school from view. …

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