Piccadilly Gardens
Infirmary. Lake. Library. Allotment. Sunken garden. Demos. Carol singers. Palm trees. There's a lot more to Piccadilly Gardens than buses and trams, you know...

Manchester Local Image Collection contains over 80,000 images of Manchester and its suburbs. The original images are mainly photographs with some prints, drawings, watercolours and postcards, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. The pictures of people, streets and buildings illustrate all aspects of the social, industrial, religious and transport history of the city.

Between 1950 and 1972 the Manchester Amateur Photographic Society carried out an almost complete street by street survey of the city, showing the suburban streets before the major clearances and redevelopment during that period. The Local Image Collection includes the entire survey, as well as the Photographic Survey of 1892 - 1900.

These images are made available for personal enjoyment or private study only. Anyone wishing to reproduce, exhibit, or make commercial use of an image in any medium (including books, newspapers, television, films, public exhibitions, websites or computer programmes) must first seek permission from Manchester Archives and Local Studies on archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk.

The images in this collection represent a tiny sample of the 80,000 images, which can be searched at www.images.manchester.gov.uk. High quality A4 prints are available to order from the same website. Simply select your image and follow the link .
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