Manchester, Albert Square :: Shared Description

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 186367. 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.
by David Dixon
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SJ8398 : Before the Parade by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Memorial and Albert Square, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Gold Postbox, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Christmas Market Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Square by N Chadwick
SJ8398 : Guy Arab III in Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Welcome to Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall by Eirian Evans
SJ8398 : Fire Engines in Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Jubilee Fountain, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Christmas Market, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Christmas Market Outside the Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Getting Ready for Christmas by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Santa, Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Square: Getting Ready for a Party by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Vintage Tram in Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Wedding Buses in Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Memorial, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall Clocktower by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Red Lanterns in Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : The Albert Memorial by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Merry Christmas Manchester by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Manchester, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Town Hall Santa by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Albert Square Christmas Market by David Dixon

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Created: Fri, 20 Feb 2015, Updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015

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