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Photo: Former Manchester Ice Palace building at risk.

Category: Manchester Salford - Filename: ManIcePalace0712.jpg - Image ID no: 8606


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
Former Manchester Ice Palace building at risk.
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The building on Derby Street Cheetham that housed the Manchester Ice Palace, the once very popular ice skating rink. The location is off Cheetham Hill Rd, around 10 minutes walk from Victoria Station.

Today few people will be aware that there was an ice rink here, but it is fondly remembered by those who were young in the mid 20th century. It opened in 1910, closed in the 60s and became part of a dairy. It is now, I understand, disused. The building is magnificent and has been identified by English Heritage as a notable building in danger of disappearing.

Many thanks to David A for sending the following:
“Some information about this magnificent building.
During the First World War (1914/1918), the building was converted to a munitions factory. Reopened as the Ice Palace in 1919. During the Second World War (1939/1945) it was converted into an aircraft repair shop. Small aircraft such as Spitfires and Hurricanes that had been damaged by the enemy, were brought in to the building on Low-loader lorries. My late father worked as an electrician in the building in about 1942, being employed by a local electrical company called Donn Electrical. I have informed the Imperial War Museum North about this but, they did not seem very interested. I feel strongly that this should be preserved along with the building as a national heritage. Thanks for the pictures. ”

Keywords

Manchester, ice rink, ice-palace, sporting, sports, skating rink, skating rinks, Cheetham, North Manchester, Lancashire

Title:
Former Manchester Ice Palace building at risk.

Filename:
ManIcePalace0712.jpg

ID number:
8606

Technical details:
Nikon Coolpix 990

Date created:
2000-07-12

Copyright:
See title or image watermark

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