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Sunday 14 July 2013

Another fire on Oldham Street (video)


Two 15-year-old girls have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a fire in an Oldham Street shop yesterday. A fire-fighter died and another was injured as eight crews tackled the blaze.

It broke out in the storeroom of Paul’s Hair and Beauty World near the Piccadilly end of the street.

This is the third major fire in the Northern Quarter this year and the second on Oldham Street. In April an art-deco former department store caught alight and was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished and last month a fire at the Almost Famous burger restaurant on High Street caused the roof to collapse.

The timelapse video shows smoke rising from the scene at around 22:30 last night.

While the loss of buildings comes second to people, it’s sad to see another attractive frontage on this street damaged and perhaps facing demolition.


Filed under: Buildings,Bygone Manc,Crime,Manchester — GS @ 2:08 pm
Friday 19 April 2013

Fire on Oldham Street, Dobbin’s drapers and general outfitters

Fire hydrant on Tib StreetAnother small part of Manchester’s heritage went up in flames on 11th April when a former department store caught fire on Oldham Street.

Fire fighters had been tackling the blaze for several hours when I shot these pictures just after 8pm. The street was closed off and people had been evacuated from neighbouring buildings. (more…)


Filed under: Buildings,Bygone Manc,Manchester — GS @ 8:05 am
Wednesday 6 February 2008

A property development too far

It seems that Manchester’s Afflecks Palace has been saved.

(more…)


Filed under: Buildings,Manchester — GS @ 2:06 am
Saturday 15 September 2007

No refund after foot cut by faulty 4-month-old boot from United Footwear, Oldham Street, Manchester

In May I paid £29.99 for a pair of ‘hiking boots’ from United Footwear in Oldham Street Manchester, which is in the ‘Northern Quarter’ area.

(more…)


Filed under: Manchester,Personal,Shopping — GS @ 5:44 pm
 
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