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Manchester in 100 Shops

Step back in time and take a walk down Manchester’s high street passing by some of the city’s iconic shop windows. From department stores to grocers and from toy shops to fashion boutiques, this exhibition will transport you back to a time when the only way to shop was on the high street.

Professor Jon Stobart and Michala Hulme, historians from Manchester Metropolitan University, have worked with Manchester Archives + on the this project collecting nominations and cherished memories of the city’s best-loved retail therapy spots, from grand Victorian department stores to ‘Madchester’ record shops. They have delved through the entries – as varied as fashion boutiques, toy shops, butchers and chippies – to unveil the region’s favourites. Recreations of iconic shop windows feature in the exhibition – allowing visitors to take a literal stroll down memory lane.

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