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St Peters Church in ancoats, which the Halle Orchestra plans to make its home

Halle Orchestra wins funding to make Ancoats church home

St Peters Church in ancoats, which the Halle Orchestra plans to make its home

Mason Stores on Oldham Road and Henry Street.

Mason Stores on Oldham Road and Henry Street.

Halle St Peter's/Case of the Curious Bride

Halle St Peter's/Case of the Curious Bride

The Blue Star Garage.Corner of Oldham Road and Thompson Street 1960s.

The Blue Star Garage.Corner of Oldham Road and Thompson Street 1960s.

The Midland Bank on the corner of Oldham Road and Swan Street. In the image you can see the church of St Vincent. This was demolished approximately 1970. Roughly where the van is parked there used to be a trough for horses to take water.

The Midland Bank on the corner of Oldham Road and Swan Street. In the image you can see the church of St Vincent. This was demolished approximately 1970. Roughly where the van is parked there used to be a trough for horses to take water.

In Pictures: Views of a deserted Ancoats that hide a gritty industrial past - Manchester Evening News

In Pictures: Views of a deserted Ancoats that hide a gritty industrial past

In Pictures: Views of a deserted Ancoats that hide a gritty industrial past - Manchester Evening News

Historic Ancoats Dispensary  - the last remaining building of Ancoats Hospital seen here in May 2004, during what would become a very controversial "development" by property developers Urban Splash. The result being the formation of www.ancoatsdispensarytrust.co.uk - which was set up to save this rare gem.

Historic Ancoats Dispensary - the last remaining building of Ancoats Hospital seen here in May 2004, during what would become a very controversial "development" by property developers Urban Splash. The result being the formation of www.ancoatsdispensarytrust.co.uk - which was set up to save this rare gem.

The electrical shop at number 54 Oldham Road, I did odd jobs there to earn extra pocket money. Much to my mums annoyance. We were still in the shadow of the abductions of The Moors Murderers.

The electrical shop at number 54 Oldham Road, I did odd jobs there to earn extra pocket money. Much to my mums annoyance. We were still in the shadow of the abductions of The Moors Murderers.

This is what Ancoats Art Museum looked like inside and out  - Photos and videos by The Horsfall Space (@TheHorsfall) | Twitter

This is what Ancoats Art Museum looked like inside and out - Photos and videos by The Horsfall Space (@TheHorsfall) | Twitter

Bengal Street.

Gangs of Manchester

Bengal Street.

The Hat and Feathers for sale with Steven Scanlon. Courtesy P. Stanley.

Gangster’s Paradise Lost

The Hat and Feathers for sale with Steven Scanlon. Courtesy P. Stanley.

Gangster’s Paradise Lost.

Gangster’s Paradise Lost

Home Is In The North14 http://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/2014/04/

Home Is In The North14 http://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/2014/04/