Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL

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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 Manchester's Anglican Cathedral and Cateaton Street in 1880. The photograph has been shot from Deansgate. The trams and horse-drawn carriages may have disappeared, but the cathedral stands as a haven of worship through the centuries.

The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, to give it its full name, has survived conflict and destruction over the years. It took a direct hit during World War II and was badly damaged by IRA bombers in December 1992.

The Regimental Chapel was destroyed in the 1940 Manchester blitz, which also damaged a huge stainedglass window.

In 1992, an IRA bomb on Cateaton Street smashed the face of the cathedral clock and its stained-glass windows. …

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