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Prudential Assurance Buildings, Oldham, September 2016

This place appeared as a lead on one of the forums over the weekend, but did not state exactly where about in the country the building was based, after a few communications with the Oldham based Weasel and some late […]

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London Road Fire Station, Manchester, July 2016

Unbeknown to myself, I have walked past this building many times over my years in Manchester without ever realising what the place was. Over the summer various photos from the inside of the London Road Fire Station had appeared online […]

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Crown Theatre, Eccles, May 2016

Opened in 1899 as the Lyceum in Eccles, This iconic Theatre was designed as a home for Shakespearian performances. But with the advent of music hall it very quickly became home to variety shows changing ownership and names in 1907 […]

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Victoria Baths, Manchester, June 2013

Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building, situated in the Chorlton-upon-Medlock area of Manchester, in northwest England. The Baths opened to the public in 1906 and cost £59,144 to build. Manchester City Council closed the baths in 1993 and […]

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Hydes Brewery, Manchester, June 2013

Alfred Hyde went into partnership in 1863 with his brother Ralph at the Crown Brewery in Audenshaw He then moved to the Victoria Brewery, Lower Moss Lane Hulme in 1870 and to the Mayfield Street Brewery, Ardwick in 1882 Alfred […]

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Hulme Hippodrome, Manchester, July 2012 (Re-visit)

The Hulme Hippodrome, originally known as the Grand Junction Theatre and Floral Hall, opened in Hulme, Manchester, on 7 October 1901. It and the nearby Playhouse Theatre, built at the same time, were part of the theatrical empire of W. […]

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Hartford Mill, Oldham, September 2011

Hartford Mill was built 1907 by the Hartford Mill (Oldham)Co Ltd. It was extended 1920 and 1924 and closed 1959 In later years it was used by Littlewoods as a mail order warehouse until 1992. The mill’s Architect was F […]

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Barnes Convalescent Home, Cheadle, October 2010

A donation of £26,000 for the founding of a new convalescent hospital in Cheadle was made in 1869 by Robert Barnes. Construction of the hospital, named the Barnes Convalescent Home, started in 1871 and was completed in 1875. It was […]

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