Newspaper article Manchester Evening News


Newspaper article Manchester Evening News


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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 features Old Trafford Cricket Ground in 1959. The crowd walking down the street are on their way to watch a cricket match.

Warwick Road runs from top to bottom across the picture. The photographer is standing in front of the station.

Ahead in the distance is Old Trafford football ground, the home of Manchester United.

The cricket ground, now known as Emirates Old Trafford, opened in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club. Lancashire County Cricket Club have played there since 1864.

Old Trafford hosted the first Ashes Test in England in July 1884 and is England's second oldest Test venue.

In 1956, it saw the first 10-wicket haul in a single innings when England bowler Jim Laker returned figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs in the Fourth Test of the Ashes series against Australia. …

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