Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Deansgate

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Deansgate

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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 the view from the end of Deansgate, looking back through one of its cast iron arch railway bridges in the direction of the cathedral.

Today a staircase occupies a corner carrying passengers up to the Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Station, which also provides access to the bridge that crosses Whitworth Street West seen on the right, into Deansgate Station.

In 1900, when our black and white shot was taken, a hotel, and the business premises of a wines and spirits importer occupied the same spot.

Back then Deansgate station - which is situated out of sight just behind the photographer's right shoulder, was known as Knott Mill station. …

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