Photos of Manchester’s (Pre) Northern Quarter 1985
Manchester’s Northern Quarter has developed rapidly over the years, a sizemic shift from a gloomy forgotten part of the city to pretty much a tourist destination in its own right. A sprawling epicentre of counter culture and street art, a new bar, restaurant or boutique shop seems to open its doors at least once a fortnight.
Back in the mid eighties however it was a different story, the majority of hipsters who now spend their weekends shopping, eating and drinking here were yet to be born and mobile phones were basically breeze blocks with aerials.
Our gallery below transports us back these times, when pet shops, appliance centres and saunas were king, and these now fashionable streets and pavements were much less trodden.