A Royal revamped pub and a new estate – 17 photos of Blackley’s past

How the area has looked through the decades

Landlords Dot and Tom Ryan raise a glass to the Prince Charles and Princess Diana as they stand outside their pub in Blackley, Manchester, re-named in honor of the couple before their Royal wedding.  July 29, 1981
Landlords Dot and Tom Ryan raise a glass to the Prince Charles and Princess Diana as they stand outside their pub in Blackley, Manchester, re-named in honor of the couple before their Royal wedding. July 29, 1981

A Royal revamped pub and a new estate – these images will transport you back through Blackley’s past.

Taken as early as the 1950s, they offer a glimpse into how the streets looked, local people and events that have taken place overtime.

You can also spot a number of familiar faces.

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Here are 17 images of Blackley through the decades.

For beautiful, historic images from the past have a look at memorylane.co.uk/ and see what you can discover

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