April 25, 1950

A passing motorist pays a toll to enter the residential retreat of Victoria Park, Manchester – an estate of substantial homes dating from the 1830s.

Notable residents have included novelist Winston Graham, musician Charles Halle and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

The park is now a mixture of university houses and rented and private accommodation.

April 20, 1991:

Former Manchester City striker Niall Quinn will never forget this First Division match against Derby County at Maine Road.

First he scored City’s opener, then he was forced to go in goal when regular ‘keeper Tony Coton was sent off for fouling Dean Saunders before half time.

Quinn then saved the resulting penalty – and City went on to win 2-1, relegating Derby in the process! The other scorer for the Blues was Urmston-born forward David White.

April 20, 1950:

Manchester United wing half Jeff Whitefoot is interviewed for the BBC Children’s Newsreel at Old Trafford after making his first team debut at the age of 16.

Lending their support are manager Matt Busby, right, and chief coach Jimmy Murphy.

At 16 years and 105 days, Cheadle-born Whitefoot was the youngest player to start in a league match for United when he played against Portsmouth.

He went on to make 95 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils from 1950 to 1957, helping them win the league in 1952 and 1956. But in eight seasons he never scored a goal.