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19 pictures of Moss Side in the '70s

Rewind the years with these retro snaps

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Kate Lloyd
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We've dug into Manchester Library's archives to find these black and white shots of Manchester 40 years ago. Head to their Flickr to see more snaps. 

Street party, Caythorpe Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Street party, Caythorpe Street

Street party, Holywood Street,
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Street party, Holywood Street,

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Caythorpe Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Caythorpe Street

Fire Brigade on Playfair Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Fire Brigade on Playfair Street

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Jubilee celebrations, Cranwick Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Jubilee celebrations, Cranwick Street

Lollipop lady on Claremont Road
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Lollipop lady on Claremont Road

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Public Wash House, Caythorpe Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Public Wash House, Caythorpe Street

Greame Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Greame Street

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Jubilee celebrations, Cranwick Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Jubilee celebrations, Cranwick Street

Children crossing Alison Road
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Children crossing Alison Road

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Beresford Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Beresford Street

Darncombe Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Darncombe Street

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No. 10 Bassey Walk
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

No. 10 Bassey Walk

Moss Side Youth Centre
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Moss Side Youth Centre

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Alexandra Road
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Alexandra Road

Raby Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Raby Street

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Street party, Roseberry Street
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Street party, Roseberry Street

Alexandra Road
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Alexandra Road

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Moss Side Fire Station
Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

Moss Side Fire Station

See more pictures of Manchester

17 retro photos of Manchester
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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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