November 11, 1966:

California band the Beach Boys meet fans backstage after performing at the Manchester Odeon on their nationwide tour.

The girls had written a letter on a length of toilet roll which they presented to the world-famous group. By 1966, the Beach Boys had notched up a string of hits including Surfin’ USA, Barbara Ann and I Get Around.

Distinguished by close vocal harmonies, the band went on to achieve 36 songs in the US Top 40 – a feat unmatched by any other group or artist.

November 15, 1987:

Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar gathers a high ball during the First Division match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Defender Alan Hansen is looking on.

The encounter ended in a 1-1 draw with United’s goal coming from Norman Whiteside in the 50th minute. John Aldridge had scored for Liverpool.

The Red Devils under manager Alex Ferguson eventually finished second in the league with 81 points, nine points behind champions Liverpool. United’s top scorer for the season was Brian McClair with 31 goals in all competitions.

Manchester United v Liverpool 1987

November 10, 1994:

Fireworks burst into life over Manchester Town Hall to mark the switching on of the city centre Christmas lights.

The giant Santa can clearly be seen on the side of the clock tower, illuminated by the light show. Hundreds have gathered to witness the spectacle.

Manchester’s Christmas Markets open this Friday November 12th and will run until December 22nd. The Winter Gardens in Piccadilly Gardens will run until January 3rd.

Fireworks burst over Manchester Town Hall to mark the switch on of the city centre's Christmas lights .