It's hard to think that Victoria Baths were once going to be demolished. The beautiful Victorian building fell into dereliction in the '90s when Manchester Council could no longer afford keep it open. Fast-forward to 2015 and, thanks to Friends of Victoria Baths, the pool's bleedin' beautiful once more.
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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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