Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now DEAN LANE

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now DEAN LANE

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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

HIS week it's the turn of Dean Lane in Newton Heath.

TOur original image dates to the turn of the 20th century.

Cobblestones, tram tracks and gas lights are still strongly in evidence, as are the terraced houses and a policeman on the beat.

A handcart, once a familiar sight around shops in Manchester, is propped up outside Parr's Bank.

Next door is the Freize independent furriers and ladies' fashion shop.

Parr's were a major clearing bank in the North West and Staffordshire.

By 1890 there were 22 branches and 21 sub-branches.

By 1914, Parr's had grown to almost 400 branches and sub-branches. …

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