April 7, 1969:
Traffic queues along the A556 toward Manchester as families make the journey back from North Wales on a sizzling Bank holiday Monday.
Motorcycles have come to standstill too, wedged between a Ford Zodiac and Triumph Herald – two of the most popular cars of the 1960s.
More than half a million Heralds were sold from 1959 to 1971 in saloon, convertible, coupe, estate and van models.
The Herald chassis also formed the basis of the popular Triumph Spitfire two-seater sports car.
March 6, 1973:
Lancashire football clubs were riding high at the top of the four football leagues this week in 1973.
Bolton Wanderers led the Third Division, Burnley the Second, Southport the Fourth and Liverpool the First.
As a result, the four captains got together over a chess board to plot their next moves .
Pictured are, from left, Martin Dobson (Burnley), Warwick Rimmer (Bolton), John McPhee (Southport) and Liverpool skipper Tommy Smith.
All four ended the season as champions! Bolton topped the Third Division with 61pts and Liverpool added the UEFA Cup to their league triumph.
April 5, 1967:
Prime Minister Harold Wilson officially opens the elevated section of the Mancunian Way as the rain comes down in Manchester.
Built at a cost of £5.5 million, the road was dubbed ‘the highway in the sky’ by the M.E.N.
It was upgraded to a motorway – the A57(M) – during the 1970s and the speed limit was raised to 50 miles per hour.
Manchester group Take That recorded a track called Mancunian Way on their 2006 album Beautiful World.