SJ8398 : Christmas Market in Albert Square

taken 27 days ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Christmas Market in Albert Square.
Christmas Market in Albert Square.

Santa sits outside the Town Hall while people enjoy the Christmas Market in Albert Square.

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Manchester, Albert Square
The creation of Albert Square arose out of a project by Manchester Corporation's Monuments Committee to erect a memorial to Prince Albert who had died of typhoid in 1861. The area in which the square is situated was once derelict land and an area of dense housing near the Town Yard and the River Tib. The square, named after the Prince Consort, was laid out to provide a space for this memorial (SJ8398 : Manchester, Albert Memorial) in 186367. Work on the town hall, which now dominates the square, began in 1868 and was completed in 1877.

The centre of Albert Square was originally laid out in the form of a traffic circle and a group of bus stops occupied the western part. In 1987 the square was redesigned and the eastern side in front of the town hall was pedestrianised. The square was laid with fan-shaped granite setts, York stone paving and 'heritage'-style cast-iron street furniture.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8386 9812 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7732N 2:14.6798W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8387 9814
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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