Pictured: A view of the Lower Ship Inn in Withy Grove, Manchester. June 13, 1968. © Mirrorpix © Mirrorpix
Pictured at Manchester’s famous Hacienda nightclub two years before it closed is DJ Nipper, also known as Paul Fitzpatrick.
Opened in May 1982 in the former warehouse of a yacht builder, the Hacienda helped define the era of “Madchester” music.
Live acts performing there included New Order, the Stone Roses, Oasis, the Happy Mondays, Blur, James and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Madonna filmed her first UK TV performance at the club in 1984 when she sang her hit single Holiday.
The New York street scene takes shape on the Granada studio tour set, which will eventually replicate Times Square and include yellow taxis, neon signs and performers.
The most notable feature of the Granada tour was the Coronation Street setting used by the program from 1982.
The set was closed every Monday to allow the actors to film exterior shots.
Inaugurated in July 1988, the Granada Studios Tour attracted more than 600,000 visitors in its first eight months.
At its peak, the attraction welcomed five million visitors a year.
Here’s a view of two familiar hangouts in Manchester – the Lower Ship Inn and Sorrento Café near Godleys and Withy Grove shopping.
Further afield, on the corner of Withy Grove and Corporation Street, was Kemsley House, once Europe’s largest newspaper and printing office.
Now the Printworks entertainment complex, the building produced the Manchester Evening Chronicle and the Daily Mirror as well as the Nordic editions of the Daily Telegraph.
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