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17 retro photos of Manchester

See the city in the '60s, '70s and '80s
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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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Piccadilly Gardens, 1960s

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Marks & Spencer, 1964

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St Ann's Square, 1976

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Piccadilly Gardens, 1983

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Oxford Road, 1976

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Oxford Street Cinemas, 1987

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Manchester Whit Walk, 1966

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Withy Grove, 1972

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Piccadilly Gardens, 1983

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Hollings Building, 1967

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The Old Curiosity Shop, 1973

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St Ann's Square, 1976

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Central Station, 1960s

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Grosvenor Picture Palace, 1971

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Oxford Road, 1976

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Oxford Street Cinemas, 1987

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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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