January 17, 1959
Children from St Luke’s Primary School in Manchester are having a ball sledging and playing in a batch of freshly fallen snow.
The youngsters had been saving threepence a week to pay for a picnic in the winter countryside. Teacher Miss Ethel Parkinson organised the trip.
It was the first time many of the children had seen proper snow as it soon became dirty and turned to slush on Manchester’s inner city streets, particularly when the fog and smog came down.
January 20, 1962
Manchester United and England midfielder Bobby Charlton makes a young fan’s day ahead of the Reds’ match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Charlton and manager Matt Busby met 13-year-old Leslie Ripley of Barking, who was attending his first match. On the left is George Coote who brought Leslie to the stadium.
The match ended in a 2-2 draw with United’s goals coming from Charlton himself and Nobby Stiles. Jimmy Greaves scored twice for Spurs.
January 25, 1995:
: Manchester City forward Paul Walsh challenges Leicester City ‘keeper Kevin Poole during the sides’ Premier League clash at Maine Road.
Walsh’s efforts were in vain as Leicester won the match 1-0 with a goal from Mark Robins. The victory was a rare bright spot for Leicester as they ended up being relegated.
City, under manager Brian Horton, finished in 17th position with 49 points. Walsh scored 12 league goals and strike partner Uwe Rosler netted 15.
Horton was replaced by Alan Ball at the end of the season.