2011

SJ8398 : Manchester Christmas Market, Albert Square

taken 12 years ago, near to Manchester, England

Manchester Christmas Market, Albert Square
Manchester Christmas Market, Albert Square
The final day of Manchester's 2011 Christmas Market in Albert Square.

The Christmas markets first arrived in Manchester in 1998, when the council of Frankfurt hosted a small traditional German market of just 17 stalls in St Annís Square.

Now an annual event, the 2011 Christmas Market has an array of over 200 stalls spread across Albert Square, Brazennose Street, King Street, St Ann's Square, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square and Piccadilly operating from 17th November to 21st December.
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 1863Ė67. 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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SJ8398, 3266 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 23 December, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8382 9812 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7731N 2:14.7160W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8380 9811
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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