Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now LEVENSHULME

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now LEVENSHULME

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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

HIS week we focus on Levenshulme, which motorists will find hard to believe was once a rural community!

There are records dating back to the 13th century, but even by the 16th century there were only 25 people paying rates!

It was not until the middle of the 19th century that the population exploded with the industrial revolution.

But our picture of Stockport Road tram terminus in 1910 shows a very different scene from today's rush hour.

The view is towards Manchester city centre with Albert Road and the Railway pub on the left.

During the industrial revolution, Levenshulme became home to many of the workers who toiled in the local mills. …

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