Instead I shall feature some of Andy Robertson’s pictures from his collection taken of the area during August 2015.
It is thirty years since I was a regular visitor and much has changed. In particular that area in the bend of the river which had once been a notorious slum and which I knew as open ground has now been built on again.
And so here is the Ice Palace on Derby Street which Andy commented “was opened in 1910 and once reputed to be the finest ice skating rink in the world.”
Picture; The Manchester Ice Palace, 2015 from the collection of Andy Robertson
*The Making of Manchester Jewry, 1740-1875, Bill Williams, 1976