A photographic record of the history of the recent past of this important city which looks at the changes that have taken place from Victorian times to the late 50s. The vibrant city centre with its rich architectural heritage is examined in depth. With sections on the lost world of Belle Vue, wartime Manchester, transport, and leisure and sport, the book is a comprehensive look at all the strands of the city's history. All the images come from the collection of Manchester Central Library and will strike a chord with Mancunians everywhere.
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