Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Crumpsall

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Crumpsall

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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 post-war Crescent Road, Crumpsall, complete with babies and toddlers in prams and bicycles propped up outside the grocer's shop.

The red-brick Victorian houses stretching into the distance have been replaced by a cut-price corner store.

Crumpsall gets its name from Old English and means a crooked piece of land beside a river.

Part of the land was sold to the Guardians of the Poor in Manchester in 1855 as the site for a new workhouse. This was later known as Springfield Hospital.

Rural in character for most of the 19th century, Crumpsall became increasingly built up as an area to house Manchester's growing population of mill workers. …

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