Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Hulme

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Hulme

Article excerpt

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 image is taken at the junction of Chorlton Road and Stretford Road in Hulme. The photographer is standing on Chorlton Road looking north towards the Mancunian Way roundabout.

The street on the right is Hyde Street. Today Yew Street stands in roughly the same place.

The area has been transformed since the original photo which dates from after the First World War.

Gone are the cobblestones and tram tracks, as well as the Victorian houses and shops.

On the left a boy has just fallen over on the pavement outside the barber's shop.

A little girl is avidly reading a newspaper outside the newsagents. …

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