August 13, 1941:

A veteran Air Raid Precaution (ARP) warden gives a vital communication to a young messenger during the Manchester Blitz of World War II.

The messenger is wearing the dark blue uniform which later became the standard for most Civil Defence workers.

In March 1941, Luftwaffe bombs severely damaged Old Trafford football stadium, destroying the stands. Manchester United were forced to play their matches at City’s ground Maine Road until 1949 when Old Trafford was reopened.

An Air Raid Precaution (ARP) warden

August 4, 1955:

Manchester City captain Don Revie passes on a few football tips to his young son Duncan in the back garden of their family home.

Revie, who pioneered the deep-lying centre forward role in Britain, made 148 league appearances for the Blues, scoring 35 goals. He helped City win the 1956 FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Birmingham City at Wembley.

The match is best remembered for City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann heroically playing on with a broken bone in his neck.

Don Revie

August 13, 1977:

Liverpool forward Kenny Dalglish volleys wide of the Manchester United goal during the Charity Shield match between the two sides at Wembley.

The annual curtain-raiser to the season, contested between the league champions (Liverpool) and FA Cup winners (United), ended in a 0-0 draw. The shield was therefore shared.

In the season that followed, United finished 10th in the First Division under new manager Dave Sexton. They went out of the FA Cup in the Fourth Round, losing 3-2 to West Bromwich Albion in a replay.

Kenny Dalglish