Manchester was originally a small market town bounded by rivers on three sides, but when the borough was created in 1838 the town broke free of these constraints, and began to spread to the north, south and east of the original settlement. Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, as a population of Manchester rose, those who could afford to move into the surrounding districts, creating what were to become the suburbs of modern Manchester. It is these districts, many of which were taken over or absorbed by Manchester between 1885 and 1909, that predominate in this third selection of photographs of the city, chosen by well-known local historian and lecturer Chris Makepeace. "Manchester: A Third Selection" does not only include the suburban areas: there are also chapters dealing with the city centre and people at work and play. The book contains over 200 nostalgic images, which are sure to evoke memories in all who ever knew or still live in this city.