Breathing fire in St Ann’s Square and giant puppets – 14 weird and wonderful photos in Manchester


These fascinating pictures have been unseen for years

Breathing fire in St Ann's Square, Manchester, is Stromboli, one of the attractions of the Manchester Festival fun day.  September 1984
Breathing fire in St Ann’s Square, Manchester, during a festival fun day

These weird and wonderful images show Manchester city center through the years.

Unearthed from our archives Mirrorpix, photographs taken in the 70s,80s, 90s and capture numerous festivals – from Boddingtons Festival to International Arts Festival.

You can also see a number of faces behind the events and performers of the time.

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From breathing fire in St Ann’s Square and giant puppets – these photos have been unseen for years.

Here are 14 photos of Manchester that will transport you back in time.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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