> Wagstaff’s Piano Shop 📍
Albert Wagstaff’s Piano shop at 1–3 St Mary’s Gate is referenced a number of times in relation to the Deansgate tunnel. It has been claimed that two flights of stairs led down to the tunnel which was used for storage. See Underground Manchester (Warrender, 2007:96).
The site is now the location of Number One Deansgate, shown in Streetview. You can see Wagstaff’s on these two photos from the Manchester Archives showing the shop front and the edge of the shop sign.