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Old October 8th, 2011, 02:17 AM   #541
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Been looking and reading about Hulme on the net and sad to see the demise of my old haunt the Arch Bar to be replaced by bog standard student flats:-



I know the place had trouble in later years but was a great bar before that, a shame the student buildings couldn't have had a bar incorporated underneath (a-la Czech Bar). The Cavendish has gone too has it? Sad times for Hulme which is looking more and more under threat of becoming a student enclave.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #542
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I was gazing through these openings the other day thinking what a awesome streetscape they create, framing the buildings beyond.



Turns out it was better in the past -


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Old November 25th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #543
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I was gazing through these openings the other day thinking what a awesome streetscape they create, framing the buildings beyond.



Turns out it was better in the past -


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Agreed. Was aghast when I found out what used to be where Cavendish Halls was. Amazing considering there was a brownfield site directly opposite (where Cambridge Halls lies now).

"Sheppard Robson in crap Uni buildings shocker"

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Old November 25th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #544
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That photo comparison actually makes me feel quite unhappy. Travesty.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #545
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Dont be too sad. Half the buildings in the earlier picture (Pauldens Dept Store on the left) burnt down to the ground long before those MMU halls were built. Pauldens moved into what is now the Debenhams building on Market St after the fire. This road used to be the 'High St' for Hulme but whent into serious decline after the fire. I'm guessing it had lost a lot of its attraction as a shopping street before the fire hence Pauldens decision to move to the city centre.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #546
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It is sad though that this was the best that they could come up with. Hopefully in time this will be rectified, as it will become an increasingly major pedestrian route from the proposed Birley Fields student development.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #547
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I do remember that the slight deviation of the eastern end of Stretford Road - as it became Cavendish Street - resulted in the Congregtional Chapel spire (in the photo) standing on the skyline as a focus point at the end of the street for anyone travelling eastwards.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #548
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How MMU ever got permission for this closure and building over the highway is entirely beyond me. Fortunate in a way that what is there is so completely bland and low-value that it's days are already numbered. If MMU have any sense they'll demolish it, reinstate Cavendish Street as a major through route and build something iconic on both sides. And far more importantly, the 86 bus route wouldn't have that stupid little dogleg along Booth Street before it carries on into town, saving a good five minutes off my morning commute.

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Old November 26th, 2011, 03:54 AM   #549
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Aye it would straighten out cross city travel too - the 53 atm takes Booth Street > Boundary Lane > Stretford Road on its way to Salford Precinct from Cheetham Hill (sounds mental, it is). Which you have to imagine would be great for investment in Hulme.

Didsbury - Mediacity met line anyone?
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Old November 26th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #550
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How MMU ever got permission for this closure and building over the highway is entirely beyond me. Fortunate in a way that what is there is so completely bland and low-value that it's days are already numbered. If MMU have any sense they'll demolish it, reinstate Cavendish Street as a major through route and build something iconic on both sides. And far more importantly, the 86 bus route wouldn't have that stupid little dogleg along Booth Street before it carries on into town, saving a good five minutes off my morning commute.
The dogleg will get even bigger when Bonsal St closes for the new MMU campus in Hulme.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #551
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Hello everyone... this is an excellent thread btw.

I was in Hulme a couple of days ago & took some photos & video around the area.

Photos are here: https://picasaweb.google.com/1115942...eat=directlink

Video is here: http://youtu.be/nU-NSkwVTL4
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #552
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Welcome to the forum Robert. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Some nice shots there, bet you wish you'd visited when the place had more "character"!
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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #553
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Hello everyone... this is an excellent thread btw.

I was in Hulme a couple of days ago & took some photos & video around the area.

Photos are here: https://picasaweb.google.com/1115942...eat=directlink

Video is here: http://youtu.be/nU-NSkwVTL4
Cheers for this, I adore these sorts of photojournals. fantastic work!
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Old April 18th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #554
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Nice work, I know some people think the area is quite bland but I still have high hopes for Hulme as it matures.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 01:17 AM   #555
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good news !

www.exhulme.co.uk website is back online
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #556
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If anyone wants a PDF map of Hulme, mid 80s, A1, 1:1750 scale, let me know.
could you send it me it would be really helpfull with a project i am doing at the moment ?
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 01:33 PM   #557
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Hulme flats in the early 1970s by Gene Hunt, on Flickr
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Old November 4th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #558
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If anyone wants a PDF map of Hulme, mid 80s, A1, 1:1750 scale, let me know.
Is the offer still up? I'd love a map of Hulme if that's ok, im currently writing my dissertation about it and a map would be of great help. Thank you!
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Old November 5th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #559
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Is the offer still up? I'd love a map of Hulme if that's ok, im currently writing my dissertation about it and a map would be of great help. Thank you!
Same goes for me if you don't mind!
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Old November 5th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #560
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These might get you started:

This is a great map resource showing the development of Manchester since the 1600’s.
http://manchester.publicprofiler.org...sidebyside.php


The John Ryland’s Library map archive is also online:
http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/...mapcollection/


Aerial photos of Manchester can be found here.
http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/a...rch=manchester


Definitive archive of Hulme.
http://www.exhulme.co.uk/index.php


Northwest Film archive of Hulme memories
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/manchest...00/8475536.stm
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