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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Victoria, Hardman Street

Victoria, Hardman Street. (c) Frank Heaton/Neil Hardman [1].

This 1968 photo from the Image Collection shows the Victoria Hotel on Hardman Street looking east towards Deansgate.  Joddrell Street to the left and much of Hardman Street has been swallowed up by the huge Spinningfields development, and the Victoria Hotel has also made way.  The Victoria was home to Old Fashioned Love Band, a Jazz/big band group and BBC Radio Manchester broadcast a show from the pub in 1972 [2].  It was known as the Victoria Tavern in the mid-1800s, row of terraced houses stood alongside and to the rear of it [3].
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1. The Manchester Village: Deansgate Remembered, Frank Heaton/Neil Richardson (1995).
2. www.btinternet.com/~jazzworld/alanhare.htm.
3. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).

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