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ARCTIC SNAP! Snow visits Manchester on 28 January 2004

MANCHESTER TOWN HALL silhouetted against a purple dawn sky. The time is 7.22 am. Snow on the ground is coloured orange by the street lights around Albert Square.

Town/area: Manchester
Local authority: City of Manchester
Ancient county: Lancashire

THE CLOCK TOWER of Manchester Town Hall is silhouetted against the dawn sky which has turned bluer as the light increases. The time is 7.35. Snow-covered Albert Square is almost deserted.

Town/area: Manchester
Local authority: City of Manchester
Ancient county: Lancashire

THE CENTRAL LIBRARY overlooks St Peters Square, the Cenotaph and central Island which is covered with a fine layer of snow.

Town/area: Manchester
Local authority: City of Manchester
Ancient county: Lancashire

OXFORD STREET is covered with a fine layer of newly fallen snow. Cars make their way carefully towards St Peters Square.

Town/area: Manchester
Local authority: City of Manchester
Ancient county: Lancashire

A METROLINK TRAM stops at St Peters Square. The rails form long straight lines in the snow, which also covers the platforms and ramps. In the background is the Town Hall Extension.

Town/area: Manchester
Local authority: City of Manchester
Ancient county: Lancashire

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