Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Saturday 22nd July 2017 | Manchester, UK

A year in photos: 1954

A year in photos: 1954

Kate Curtis summarises 1943 in ten photos from around the globe.

A year in photos: 1943

A year in photos: 1943

Jamie Sinnott-Davies summarises 1943 in ten photos from around the globe.

Commercialising Christmas: Regent Street lights

Commercialising Christmas: Regent Street lights

Charlotte Johnson and Alice Rigby look at central London’s Christmas lights from its conception in austere post-war Britain, to the clear commercial slant it has today.

Commercialising Christmas: shop windows

Commercialising Christmas: shop windows

As department stores, supermarkets and other retailers grapple for the best Christmas advert, Alex Hulmes looks back to the original form of marketing at Christmas time: the shop window.

A year in photos: 1963

A year in photos: 1963

Isabella Leyh summarises 1963 in ten photos from around the globe.