Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Tan Yard Brow

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Tan Yard Brow

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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 we look at Tan Yard Brow in Gorton in 1904.

Its name gives things away - a tannery was once located on it. Brow is northern English dialect for a steep slope on a road.

The dip of this one is located on the Gore Brook - a perfect source of water for the tannery, which was in use up until 1959. Now almost nothing remains of it.

Both our black and white image and contemporary view are captured by photographers standing near the bottom of the hill down from Hyde Road.

The modern view is looking towards the dog kennels on the left. Clark Avenue is the street off, on the right just beyond the pair of semis towards the top of the hill. …

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