Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now PRINCESS ST

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now PRINCESS ST

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Welcome to Then and Now. Each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now

HIS week it's the corner of Portland Street and Princess Street captured in an original photograph from 1904.

THorse-drawn carts bump along the cobblestones directed by a policeman in full uniform.

One man rides a shire horse sidesaddle over the tram tracks still in use. The huge advertising hoarding in the foreground contains some familiar names - Oxo, Colman's and Nestle - and dominates the corner.

The corner building itself has been demolished and replaced by the Old Monkey pub, constructed in a similar style.

The Circus Tavern, further along in the centre of the picture, exists today.

It is not clear if Princess Street was actually named after a particular princess. …

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