Image title: Manchester Corporation St 1992

Manchester Corporation St 1992

Corporation St Manchester city centre in 1992. On the left is Marks & Spencers and the pedestrian bridge is staight ahead.

View this location in 2004

Four years later, on a sunny Saturday morning like this one, terrorists parked a white van packed with explosives just across the street to the left, next to the yellow sign. After warning calls were received, there was only just enough time to evacuate thousands of people before it exploded, devastating this part of the city centre, and changing the face of Manchester forever.

The 15 June 1996 bomb changed Manchester forever and could have killed and injured thousands. The terrorists have never been brought to justice.

This is part of my small archive of pre 1996 photos. Find out more about the bomb and its aftermath at Rebuilding Manchester


Manchester Corporation St 1992



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Nikon F50 camera - Transparency scanned on the Nikon Coolscan V Ed film scanner.

Manchester city centre, Corporation Street Manchester, images of the bomb, Manchester before and after the bomb, Manchester in 1992, 1992 photos, early 90's Manchester photos, Manchester Lancashire, Manchester Greater Manchester

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Aidan O'RourkeAidan O'Rourke has been active in photography and online media since 1995. He has documented the development of the local area in his Eyewitness website (1997-2005) and as a contributor to books, publications and the Manchester Evening News. He runs his Eyewitness photography walks in Manchester, Liverpool and other locations. He offers one-to-one tuition in Photography and Languages. He is a high-level speaker of German and can offer photography walks and tours through the medium of German. Visit www.aidan.co.uk

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