Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Chapel Street

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Chapel Street

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

THIS week our original image from 1895 shows the view of Chapel Street, Salford, looking towards Exchange Station. Sacred Trinity Church is just visible on the left.

The picture was taken by wellknown photographer Samuel Coulthurst, who was famous for his studies of ordinary people on the streets of Manchester.

The market in the foreground was known as the Flat Iron market.

Clothes stalls cover the cobblestones as a young boy plays with an umbrella bigger than himself!

The Flat Iron got its name from the triangular-shaped plot of land containing Sacred Trinity church and the market itself.

It is now a conservation area. …

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