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Dec 2, 2023Liked by Mollie Simpson

How nice to read a human interest story that doesn't feel like the output of a corporate PR department!

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A really good local interest story. I really like the Arndale, it's grown on me over the years since I moved to Manchester in 1991. It's clean, bright and has a great selection of shops. Always cheers me up when I visit. Well maintained public loos if you are caught short as well.

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Before the bomb, above the old Arndale Centre I think there were maisonettes or something similar called Cromford Court. Does anyone remember this ? There was a Cromford Court between Market Street and Cannon Street in the 19th/20th Century before the Arndale was built amongst that warren of streets.

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This is a great, local story about something that has been around for, in many cases, our whole life time. (Thanks for quoting me too!)

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Is there anywhere that has photographs of the site prior to the Arndale? I can’t even begin to imagine what it looked like.

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Nice work, thank you. I should point out that any comparison with the shambles is wholly inaccurate; the buildings were 19th and 20th century. Some lovely, some on their last legs.

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Thanks Jack I enjoyed this piece on the Arndale.

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Dec 2, 2023·edited Dec 2, 2023

Shhh! Don’t tell everyone about the secret extra dining area, we don’t want it to get really busy. Think we missed you by a few hours last week :)

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100m in the 70s is not half a billion today

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