|The lost streets in 1894|
In all there were fourteen streets and countless houses which were all swept away so that the BBC could have a new broadcasting centre here in Manchester.
The lost streets included Pritchard Street, Hesketh, Leigh and Saville Streets and along with the houses there had been a school and a pub.
Planning permission had been granted in 1968 and after a hiccup building began in 1971 was finished in 1975 and the place was home to the BBC until 2011.
|The closed building, 2011|
And now after Broadcasting House has gone the developers, and builders are back.
In the meantime I wonder how many memories of those that lived in that small area can be shared.
Afterall the buildings onlbegan to be cleared in 1968.
|The cleared ground, 2014|
Pictures; BBC New Broadcasting House, Oxford Road, 2011, Andrew Bowden, Wikipedia, and remaining images courtesy of Andy Robertson, 2014, and map of the area in 1894, from the OS of South Lancashire, 1894, courtesy of Digital Archives Association, http://digitalarchives.co.uk/