October 16, 1968:
Argentinian side Estudiantes de la Plata celebrate scoring against Manchester United early in the second leg of the Intercontinental Cup played at Old Trafford.
Juan Ramon Veron’s sixth minute goal was cancelled out by Willie Morgan, whose shot beat ‘keeper Poletti in the 90th minute. But the 1-1 draw was to no avail as Estudiantes had won the first leg 1-0 in Buenos Aires.
Drama was high at the Old Trafford tie as George Best was sent off in the 89th minute and Brian Kidd had a goal disallowed in injury time as the referee blew the final whistle before the ball entered the net!
The Intercontinental Cup was played each year between the European Cup winners and the South American winners of the Copa Libertadores.
October 25, 1965:
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, arrives at East Didsbury station for his tour of Manchester and Stockport.
Welcoming him, with head bowed, is the Lord Lieutenant Lord Derby. In the centre is Stationmaster Mr James Jackson.
During his time in the North West, Prince Philip visited Didsbury’s Abbeyfield Society Home, the English Sewing Cotton Company and the Manchester and Salford St John Ambulance Brigade.
October 13, 1952:
Bright modern displays, cakes and fruit replaced the familiar bubbling tea urn and sandwiches when Manchester’s Victoria Station opened its new cafeteria.
Passengers welcomed the variety on offer, including rolls and chilled squash drinks as well as the traditional cuppa.
Victoria Station, opened in 1844, is Manchester’s third busiest station after Piccadilly and Oxford Road.