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An iconic image. Factory runs through the veins of the city. It's provided or influenced the soundtrack to the city, from the bands - Joy Division, New Order, ACR, Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, James and OMD; to the Hacienda, Dry Bar, the film '24 Hour Party People'; and the current club FAC251 in the old Factory Records HQ.

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Frank Sidebottom conducting a Timperley walkabout, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1989, photograph by Mark Phillips.

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Iconic photo of Ena Sharples, (Violet Carson) looking out over the early 60's industrial landscape of Manchester. #CoronationStreet

An earlier incarnation of the town hall father Christmas - I think this is the one that deflated and fell off ALL THE TIME.

Piccadilly bus station 1995 - with decent cover compared with today's collection of bus shelters and urine soaked telephone kiosk. MMMMMmmm, that lovely M-Blem and Helvetica typeface. #drool