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Maine Road, Manchester City EPW009271

Maine Road, Manchester City EPW009271



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Maine Road, Manchester City EPW009271

MAINE ROAD, Manchester. Aerial view of the home of Manchester City Football Club. Photographed in 1923 just after the club first moved to Maine Road. Aerofilms Collection

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Maine Road, Manchester: A Historical Aerial View of Manchester City's Early Home This aerial photograph, taken in 1923, offers a unique perspective of Maine Road, the historic home of Manchester City Football Club. At this time, the club had recently relocated from its previous grounds at Hyde Road, marking the beginning of an era that would see Manchester City rise to prominence in English football. The image reveals an urban landscape that was still in the process of transformation. The expansive Maine Road ground, with its well-defined football pitch and athletic track, stands out against the backdrop of the bustling city. The grandstands, which would later become iconic landmarks, are just beginning to take shape, providing a glimpse into the future development of the stadium. Surrounding the ground, a patchwork of terraced houses and industrial buildings can be seen, reflecting the diverse character of Manchester during the early 20th century. The city's extensive network of tramlines, a common mode of transportation during this period, weaves through the streets, connecting various parts of the metropolis. The photograph serves as a testament to the rich history of Manchester City Football Club and the city itself. It invites us to reflect on the past and appreciate the evolution of both the club and the urban landscape. This aerial view, captured by Aerofilms in 1923, is not only a fascinating record of history but also a reminder of the enduring passion for football and the role it plays in shaping communities.

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