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Manchester Collection

Exploring the vibrant city of Manchester, where football rivalries run deep and history comes alive

Background imageManchester Collection: Old Trafford Art - Manchester United

Old Trafford Art - Manchester United
Watercolour of Old Trafford, home of Manchester United F.C. 1910 - current day. Capacity 75, 811. Original painting created in 2001 by Kevin Fletcher

Background imageManchester Collection: Runcorn-Widnes Bridge

Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
A striking impression of the then newly built Runcorn - Widnes Bridge, which connects Cheshire with Lancashire, across the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: 1962

Background imageManchester Collection: Maine Road Art - Manchester City

Maine Road Art - Manchester City
Watercolour of Maine Road, former home of Manchester City F.C. 1923 - 2003. Record Attendance 84, 569 v Stoke City. Original painting size 20" x 16" created in 2003 by Kevin Fletcher

Background imageManchester Collection: Etihad Stadium Art - Manchester City

Etihad Stadium Art - Manchester City
Oil painting of Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City F.C. 2003 - current day. Stadium capacity 47, 435. Original painting size 22" x 18" created in 2012 by D.J.Rogers

Background imageManchester Collection: Manchesters last tram

Manchesters last tram on its farewell journey, heading for the Depot. A group of people wave from the pavement. Date: 1949

Background imageManchester Collection: Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries

Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries
A larger version of this uncommon pictorial poster map was originally published by the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board in 1933

Background imageManchester Collection: Manchester United Football Club Stadium, Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Manchester United Football Club Stadium, Old Trafford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageManchester Collection: Map / Manchester 1878

Map / Manchester 1878
Map of Manchester and its environs

Background imageManchester Collection: Suffragette Pankhurst Manchester Docks

Suffragette Pankhurst Manchester Docks. Mrs. Pankhurst stands in the dock, resplendent in picture hat and votes for women sash. A reference to the fact that the Pankhursts hailed from Manchester

Background imageManchester Collection: Advertisement for linoleum manufacturers

Advertisement for linoleum manufacturers
An advertisement for M Nairn & Co, floor cloth and linoleum manufacturers of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, with premises also in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Paris. circa 1883

Background imageManchester Collection: 1909 FA Cup Final: Manchester United beats Bristol City 1-0

1909 FA Cup Final: Manchester United beats Bristol City 1-0
The Football Association Cup Final at the Crystal Palace, where Manchester United beat Bristol City by one goal to nil. Players including A. Turnbull, C. Roberts, W

Background imageManchester Collection: Rainy Street, Manchester

Rainy Street, Manchester
A typical English street on a rainy shopping day: an elderly couple use the zebra crossing

Background imageManchester Collection: Speedway action at Belle Vue from the opening night of the season with the Belle Vue Aces

Speedway action at Belle Vue from the opening night of the season with the Belle Vue Aces taking on the Colts. Manchester, 11th March 1984

Background imageManchester Collection: Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme

Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme
The Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, on Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The school was founded in 1855 by a group of Manchester businessmen to care for and educate orphans

Background imageManchester Collection: Metrolink tram at tram stop, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Metrolink tram at tram stop, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageManchester Collection: Old Map of Manchester and Salford 1898 from the Royal Atlas by Bartholomew

Old Map of Manchester and Salford 1898 from the Royal Atlas by Bartholomew
A fine very detailed plan of the City of Manchester and Salford remastered from an original contained within " The Royal Atlas of England and Wales" ; edited by J.G

Background imageManchester Collection: Dancing at the Hacienda nightclub. 1st October 1990

Dancing at the Hacienda nightclub. 1st October 1990

Background imageManchester Collection: The Old Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside, Lancashire, England

The Old Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside, Lancashire, England. Date: 1924

Background imageManchester Collection: Manchester Square, Bellingham, Northumberland

Manchester Square, Bellingham, Northumberland
Manchester Square, Bellingham, Hexham, near Redesmouth, Northumberland, England. Date: 1904

Background imageManchester Collection: Manchester - Stockport Road, Levenshulme

Manchester - Stockport Road, Levenshulme Date: circa 1910s

Background imageManchester Collection: Canal boat at Castlefield, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Canal boat at Castlefield, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageManchester Collection: B of the Bang, modern steel sculpture, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester

B of the Bang, modern steel sculpture, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageManchester Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 304

Curtis British Entomology Plate 304
Lepidoptera: Paucalia woodiella = Euclemensia woodiella (Manchester Tinea) [Plant: Cephalanthera damosonium (Epipactis grandiflora L. or E. pallens Swartz, White Epipactis)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageManchester Collection: Daltons table of Atomic symbols, 1835

Daltons table of Atomic symbols, 1835
John Dalton (1766-1844) English chemist. Daltons table of Atomic symbols from a lecture delivered by him at the Manchester Mechanics Institution, October 1835

Background imageManchester Collection: Barlow Fold Road, Romiley, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Barlow Fold Road, Romiley, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Terraced cottages on Barlow Fold Road, Romiley, Stockport, Greater Manchester Date: circa 1907

Background imageManchester Collection: Old Trafford Stadia Art - Manchester United

Old Trafford Stadia Art - Manchester United
Oil painting of Old Trafford, home of Manchester United F.C. 1910 - current day. Capacity 75, 811. Original painting size 22" x 18"

Background imageManchester Collection: ROCHDALE - 1906

ROCHDALE - 1906
Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Background imageManchester Collection: Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England

Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England
This postcode district map (sheet 4) displays the complete first half, or Outward Code, of the Postcode (eg LS2) for Northern England covering from Hawick in the north to Nantwich in the south

Background imageManchester Collection: Altrincham Railway Station - Trafford, Greater Manchester

Altrincham Railway Station - Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Date: 1903

Background imageManchester Collection: Sankey Viaduct

Sankey Viaduct
A view of Sankey Viaduct on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line, 1831. Engraving by H. Pyall after T. Bury (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageManchester Collection: Barton Swing Bridge

Barton Swing Bridge
The Barton Swing Aqueduct is a feat of Victorian civil engineering, at Barton upon Irwell, England. It carries the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: completed 1893

Background imageManchester Collection: England, Greater Manchester, Salford Quays. Cranes overlooking Ontario Basin part of the recently

England, Greater Manchester, Salford Quays. Cranes overlooking Ontario Basin part of the recently redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester

Background imageManchester Collection: Withington Hospital, Manchester

Withington Hospital, Manchester
Entrance to Withington Hospital, Nell Lane, Manchester, opened in 1855 as Chorlton Union workhouse. A horse and carriage stands outside the gates

Background imageManchester Collection: Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester

Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester
Aerial view of the Manchester Union workhouse and infirmary at Crumpsall. At the bottom of the picture can be seen the original workhouse (later Springfield Hospital) with an entrance on the right

Background imageManchester Collection: Dixie Dean, Everton Captain, with the F. A. Cup, 1933

Dixie Dean, Everton Captain, with the F. A. Cup, 1933
Photograph of the Everton Captain and centre-forward, Dixie Dean (1907-1980), running around Wembley Stadium after the F.A. Cup Final of 1933

Background imageManchester Collection: Manchester Rooftops

Manchester Rooftops
Manchester skyline - an urban cityscape of rooftops and chimney stacks, the air grey with industrial smog

Background imageManchester Collection: Bridgewater Canal Map

Bridgewater Canal Map
Map showing the route of the proposed canal from Worsley to Manchester and thence to the Mersey, to be built by engineer James Brindley for the duke of Bridgewater

Background imageManchester Collection: Shopping mall at The Trafford Centre, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Shopping mall at The Trafford Centre, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageManchester Collection: Ashton-under-Lyne Market Hall early 1900s

Ashton-under-Lyne Market Hall early 1900s

Background imageManchester Collection: Urmston Station Road early 1900s

Urmston Station Road early 1900s

Background imageManchester Collection: Advert, William Teacher & Sons, Whisky, Scotland

Advert, William Teacher & Sons, Whisky, Scotland
Advert for William Teacher & Sons, Scotch Whisky Distillers, Blenders and Exporters, Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 1905

Background imageManchester Collection: Stephensons Rocket

Stephensons Rocket
October 1829: Stephensons Rocket, designed by English railway engineer Robert Stephenson, winner of the prize for best locomotive in a contest of steam engines at Rainhill

Background imageManchester Collection: LCC-LFB Manchester Square fire station

LCC-LFB Manchester Square fire station
Manchester Square fire station, Chiltern Street, W1, built 1888, now closed. By 1900 a number of new fire stations were being opened across London: many were substantial and elegant buildings

Background imageManchester Collection: Cover design, Western Airways timetable

Cover design, Western Airways timetable
Cover design, Western Airways summer timetable, showing a map with destinations: Manchester, Birmingham, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol, Weston, Barnstaple, Newquay and Penzance. 1939

Background imageManchester Collection: Central Manchester, aerial view

Central Manchester, aerial view. North is at top. Manchester is one of the largest cities in the UK. The River Irwell (upper left) flows through the city centre (centre left)

Background imageManchester Collection: Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancashire

Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancashire
Female quarters at Whittingham Asylum, Cumeragh Lane, Goosnargh, near Preston, Lancashire. The asylum, designed by Henry Littler of Manchester, opened in 1873 as the Lancashire County Lunatic Asylum

Background imageManchester Collection: Prestwich Asylum, Lancashire

Prestwich Asylum, Lancashire
View of the Superintendents House at the Lancashire County Lunatic Asylum, at Bury New Road, Prestwich, near Manchester, designed by Isaac Holden and opened in 1851

Background imageManchester Collection: Poster advertising Union Castle Mail Steamship Company

Poster advertising Union Castle Mail Steamship Company
Poster advertising the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Limited, South African Royal Mail Service. Donald Currie & Co, Managers




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Exploring the vibrant city of Manchester, where football rivalries run deep and history comes alive. 🏟️⚽ From the iconic Old Trafford Art showcasing the rich heritage United to the historic Maine Road Art honoring Manchester City's glorious past, this city breathes football passion. But there's more to discover beyond the stadiums. Take a step back in time with Manchesters last tram, a nostalgic reminder of transportation days gone by. Or marvel at the architectural wonder that is Runcorn-Widnes Bridge, connecting communities across the River Mersey. Sports enthusiasts will be captivated by Etihad Stadium Art, celebrating Manchester City's modern triumphs on and off the field. And don't miss out on an intriguing advertisement for linoleum manufacturers, offering a glimpse into Manchester's industrial prowess. Travel back in time with Map/Manchester 1878 and witness how this bustling metropolis has evolved over centuries. Remembering suffragette Pankhurst at Manchester Docks reminds us of its significant role in shaping women's rights movements. The grandeur United Football Club Stadium at Old Trafford stands tall as a symbol of sporting excellence and unwavering loyalty from fans worldwide. Postcode District Map sheet 4 Northern England reveals just how vast this city truly is. A heartwarming sight awaits at Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools in Cheadle Hulme—a testament to compassion and care for those less fortunate. And even Rainy Street can't dampen our spirits as we embrace every aspect of this dynamic city. Manchester—where football legends are born, history thrives, and resilience shines through every raindrop.