Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now WITHY GROVE

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now WITHY GROVE

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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 our main image shows Withy Grove in 1901 looking towards Corporation Street with Milner Street on the left.

Horse-drawn carts are still the main means of transport across the cobblestones although a trolleybus can be glimpsed in the distance.

Withy Grove was once the centre of newspaper publishing in Manchester.

The Printworks entertainment venue now occupies the site of Edward Hulton's original business established in 1873.

Kemsley House, at the corner of Withy Grove and Corporation Street, grew into the largest newspaper printing house in Europe from the 1930s onward.

There was a press on the site until 1986. …

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