“It was essentially an economy based on coal,” says Gary Crate, Sportcity Estate Manager, as he takes a look back at the history of the Sportcity site.
Gary uses aerial photographs from 1958, 1998 and 2007 to illustrate just how radically the area has changed.
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Some archive images courtesy of Manchester Local Image Collection.
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