Afflecks Mosaics Photographic Print

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Afflecks by Manc Wanderer

The iconic Afflecks building in Manchesters Northern Quarter.

Photograph printed on Fuji Lustre DPII Professional Paper.

This is an iconic photograph of Afflecks. Showing the Mark Kennedy Mosics which decorate the exterior. Prints available in A5, A4 & A3. Image taken by Manc Wanderer


History of this iconic Building:

Affleck & Brown was started in the 1860s as a drapery business in Oldham Street. The store grew to occupy a whole block between Oldham Street, Church Street and Tib Street and become a full flung department store. The business had a good reputation as a credit draper and was known for a good range of cloth for home dressmaking as well as a furrier.

The business started to decline after the Second World War as shopping moved away from Oldham Street, and in the 1950s Debenhams added the store to their portfolio. Debenhams also owned another Manchester department store, Pauldens, and the continued decline of the area led to the closure of Affleck & Brown in 1973.