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A Northern Quarter Stroll…

October 15, 2011

When we first arrived in Manchester, way back in the mid 80s, “The Northern Quarter” seemed to comprise of Afflecks Palace and the pet shop on Tib Street. Really, you never needed to venture any further than Afflecks because, as a student in 1985, you could get everything you could possibly want, all under one roof.

Then something happened.

New places started to emerge. Dry Bar became the most unfeasibly hip & cool place to hang out – especially as you could virtually be guaranteed to spot a Madchester “celebrity” before popping off to The Hacienda or The Venue or The Gallery.

And since those heady days of the late 80s/early 90s, The Northern Quarter has just grown and flourished. Parts of still retain that scruffy/chic look – buildings from Manchester’s industrial past sit alongside uber trendy bars and restaurants. But what ticks the box for us is that it’s choc-full of independents. As it always has been – and how we hope it will always stay.

Hope you enjoy our stroll through The Northern Quarter…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2011 8:31 pm

    Fantastic post and gallery- I remember Afflecks and the area in ’85 very well too!

  2. October 17, 2011 9:01 pm

    Bet we know each other 🙂

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