This Week


Brian Kidd heads for goal

Plus this week in 1977, debris is strewn across the foyer of the Elizabethan Ballroom after The Clash played Belle Vue in the early days of punk rock.

Then & Now


Albert Square cup 1968

Our main image this week shows some of the 250,000-strong crowd that welcomed Manchester United back to their home city after becoming the first English club to win the European Cup.



Rovers’ Fires

Our popular nostalgia quiz this week focuses on the many dramas involving Coronation Street’s pub the Rovers Return down the years.

  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Wartime
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s

Custom House 1935

Our striking main image this week shows the soot-blackened pillars of the former Custom House with the Liver Building and George’s Dock ventilation tower in the distance. The date is March 1935.


iNostalgia remembers the brave Manchester women who crewed anti-aircraft guns during World War II

Princess Elizabeth in Albert Square 1949

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows Princess Elizabeth, our future Queen, reviewing troops in Albert Square. It is March 1949, just four years after the end of the Second World War.

TV in the 80s

How well do you remember the Manchester-produced TV highlights of the 1980s? Why not test your knowledge in our nostalgia quiz and compare your score with friends?

Frank Stapleton is on the ball

Plus, this week in 1966, George Best couldn’t resist a kick-around in the street between playing for Manchester United and Northern Ireland in a busy season for the talented winger.

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