Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Manchester Central

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Manchester Central

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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 our main picture shows Central Station in 1910 - 30 years after it first opened.

The hustle and bustle of commuters, horses and carts, plus at least one cyclist, reveal it for the important station it was in its heyday.

This was one of Manchester's main railway terminals between 1880 and 1969 and a major link to Liverpool, Derby, Nottingham, Hull and London stations.

Today we know the building as a convention centre, some still referring to it as 'the G-MEX'.

Its single arch and railway station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic feature of the city since it was built. …

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