The Avenue

When the Platt Fields was first established promenading was a popular pastime and families would dress up in their best clothes to walk around the Park. With over three and a half miles of footpaths, platt fields has been a place to be ‘seen’ ever since it was created. Over time, the clothes may have …

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Rusholme was changing rapidly at the start of the twentieth century. Once a small village, it became a city suburb in 1885 as Manchester expanded and the city boundaries were redrawn. In 1907 you could still see the legacy of its rural past, as the field in front of Platt Hall was cut for hay. …

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