Entrance to the underground market was on Brown Street (1975) © Manchester Libraries m00625

Nominated by: Mike Sweeney

Where: Market Street

The underground market was situated just off Market Street. The main entrance was on Brown Street and there was a covered walkway between Cross St and Market Street. The market closed in the late 1980s and part of it was eventually demolished to make way for Tesco.  

Mike remembers:

“I use to get these jeans that you couldn’t get anywhere else. When I stopped wearing flares, the first time I started to wear what I now call ‘skinnys’ was in 1977 and that was the only place you could buy tight jeans outside of London”.



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