Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Farm Side Place

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Farm Side Place

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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's main photograph, dating from 1971, shows Farm Side Place, Levenshulme, including the market (formerly Burdett's bakery) and the Palace Cinema.

The view is from the Stockport Road. The market building has been demolished and the picture house, showing the Walt Disney cartoon The Aristocats, is now the Palace nightclub.

The building on the left is now an Irish Social Club.

Markets still take place at Farm Side Place.

The Levenshulme Market, launched in March 2013, is open every Saturday and includes a range of stalls selling artisan wares and foods.

The main A6 or Stockport Road dates from 1724 when there was a turnpike between Manchester and Stockport. …

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