4 November 14 For one day only a 1914 vintage Manchester Corporation tram was on
display in Albert Square. Cloudy at first, sunny later.
Built in 1914 Manchester Corporation Tramways 765 is the only remaining tramcar from the
old corporation in regular operation. It was designed for routes with low bridges but near the
beginning of its life was used as a recruitment vehicle during the First World War. As a
reminder the tram was bedecked with World War One regalia for this visit.
It is normally in operation at Heaton Park Tramway.
More about tram 765 here.
Belle Vue was an amusement park, zoo and exhibition/concert hall complex which
at its peak attracted more than two million visitors a year, up to 250,000 of whom
visited over the Easter weekend. I have a vague recollection of dancing there
in my teens, to the music of some 'beat group' - Cliff something and the
Shadows I think they were called. I wonder what happened to them...
Inside the tram (obviously).
St. Peter's Square.
The Town Hall Extension.
The arcade at the the Town Hall Extension.
The Town Hall Extension from Mount Street.
Father Christmas is back at the Town Hall.
I wonder if Prince Albert is amused.
Who will blink first?
Old bikes used as a fence at a cafe in Spinningfields.
Window cleaners on the Beetham Tower.
At MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.
The ice rink is now open.
The tents of The Lodge, a pop-up Bierkeller.