In the 1970s, Manchester went through enormous changes. It was the decade of confusion, of a loss of direction, of new music, and the arrival of a vast city center monster. During the 1970s, the City Council lost most of its remaining vital responsibilities. Manchester’s famous red buses became grotesque pop orange and brown under a broader transport authority. The heavy industry suffered a considerable downturn; thousands of people lost their jobs. Here are some fascinating photographs that give a complete snapshot of 1970s Manchester.