SJ8397 : 60 years of Spar

taken 8 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

60 years of Spar
60 years of Spar

Spar was celebrating 60 years of retailing and were holding an event at Manchester Central. Members of a marching band were giving a demonstration of their skills outside.
Manchester Central
The Manchester Central complex was originally built as Manchester Central Station and opened officially in July 1880. It operated successfully for almost 90 years but was deemed surplus to requirements when the railway network was restructured following the Beeching report. Central Station closed in May 1969.

The building had been granted Grade l listed status in 1963 and this ensured that the shell would be preserved but it remained standing empty for several years. Greater Manchester County Council purchased the building in 1978, developjng the station into the G-Mex (the "Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre") which opened in 1986. Its listing was revised to Grade II status in 1994 (LinkExternal link for listing details).

In 2001 the Manchester International Convention Centre (MICC) was added to the complex and in January 2007 the venue was rebranded as Manchester Central, evoking the memory of the former Manchester Central railway station.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8375 9780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6004N 2:14.7783W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8376 9778
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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