Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Levenshulme Station

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Levenshulme Station

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 our main image shows Levenshulme station in Albert Road in 1909. The photographer is looking under the railway bridge towards Stockport Road.

Rain glistens on the cobblestones and the steam from the horses' breath is just about visible on the overcast autumn day. The solitary man standing by his horse-drawn cart is a far cry from the traffic on the busy carriageway of today.

Like many areas of the city, Levenshulme was transformed in the years after the Industrial Revolution. It became home to many of the workers who toiled in the local mills.

Terraced houses were built in the late 19th and 20th centuries to house workers' families - and some still stand today. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.