On Wednesday 9 February we set up a projector in the corner of the Manchester Room and showed a slide show of Flickr images. Popular sets included Hulme, the Italian community, pubs and Manchester’s newspaper industry.

Ghosts on the Wall
Ghosts on the Wall

Here are some comments from the people who stopped by for a look:

“Wow! I never knew about this. That’s made my day.” (Woman interested in the Italian community in Manchester)

“I’ve looked at maps of this area in Hulme but these pictures really bring the area to life … you can see the filth on the streets.” (Man researching the area in Hulme his ancestors used to live in)

Mr. Lodge remembered the lock-ins at the Church Inn on Jersey Street.

Mr. Lodge
Mr. Lodge