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17 retro photos of Manchester

See the city in the '60s, '70s and '80s

Remember when Piccadilly Gardens had actual, er, gardens? Take a look at some of the highlights from Manchester Metropolitan University's archives and get nostalgic about how the city used to be. 

Piccadilly Gardens, 1960s
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Piccadilly Gardens, 1960s

Marks & Spencer, 1964
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Marks & Spencer, 1964

St Ann's Square, 1976
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St Ann's Square, 1976

Piccadilly Gardens, 1983
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Piccadilly Gardens, 1983

Oxford Road, 1976
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Oxford Road, 1976

Oxford Street Cinemas, 1987
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Oxford Street Cinemas, 1987

Manchester Whit Walk, 1966
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Manchester Whit Walk, 1966

Withy Grove, 1972
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Withy Grove, 1972

Piccadilly Gardens, 1983
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Piccadilly Gardens, 1983

Hollings Building, 1967
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Hollings Building, 1967

The Old Curiosity Shop, 1973
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The Old Curiosity Shop, 1973

St Ann's Square, 1976
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St Ann's Square, 1976

Central Station, 1960s
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Central Station, 1960s

Grosvenor Picture Palace, 1971
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Grosvenor Picture Palace, 1971

Oxford Road, 1976
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Oxford Road, 1976

Oxford Street Cinemas, 1987
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Oxford Street Cinemas, 1987

Whitworth Park Student Residences, 1976
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Whitworth Park Student Residences, 1976

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17 retro photos of Manchester

Remember when Piccadilly Gardens had actual, er, gardens? Take a look at some of the highlights from Manchester Metropolitan University's archives and get nostalgic about how the city used to be.

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