plus, Manchester United striker Denis Law gives a big smile to photographers and fans before the Red Devils’ Watney Cup match against Reading at Elm Park, and England spin-bowler Jim Laker signs autographs after ripping Australia apart in the Fourth Test of the Ashes series at Old Trafford.Read More
Author: Malcolm Pheby
…plus, Manchester City footballer Kevin Langley, on loan from Everton, hobbles into a pre-season photo-call with winger Peter Barnes at Maine Road, and Sir Oswald Mosley arrives in Manchester to address a rally of the British Union of Fascists.Read More
Liverpool and Manchester United are old hands at playing each in the football season’s annual curtain-raiser – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001…Read More
Salford was at a crossroads when a cameraman flew over the city to produce a remarkable set of aerial photographs in July 1974. Some Victorian terraces still stood in regimented rows, while others were being torn down in the biggest slum clearances Manchester had ever witnessed.Read More
Boxing and Belle Vue have always gone together hand in glove stretching back to the 1920s. Some of Britain’s most famous boxers fought at the King’s Hall over the years, including Manchester’s own champions Len Johnson, Tony Barlow and Frank Johnson.Read More
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24th November, 1931 ~ Pupils at Chetham’s School in Manchester get to sample the Christmas pudding mixture as the cook gets to work in the old ‘Norman’ kitchen 🎄
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📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986.
A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?