In the year of 1906, a series of manuscripts were
completed by a person known as Thomas Swindells. These were then publishing in
that year by J.E. Cornish, Ltd., 16 St. Ann's Square,
The publisher produced Thomas Swindells' writings under
the title: "Manchester Streets & Manchester Men"; comprising a five volume
series to make up the total publication.
The publication was based on a substantial number of articles
submitted by the writer to the Manchester Evening News; and appearing in that
newspaper two years before their final printing in the form of Cornish's five
The resulting publication is full of fascinating
snippets about men and women (some nationally famous or were about to achieve
that status) who worked, entertained, earned their living, triumphed over or
suffered various misfortunes in their daily lives, in the streets of Manchester
and its surrounding areas.
In addition, the features of various streets and their
buildings and how they were when the manuscripts were written are extensively
described, along with their astonishing
It is intended to offer various extracts from the
mentioned publications; and what is now available on this website can be seen
by clicking on the line, below.