February 10, 1975:
It’s fair to say there was a sudden bite in the air when Fred the goat decided to eat the flowers on model Cathy Coen’s hat at Belle Vue Zoo.
The zoo was shooting a publicity campaign for the Easter holidays when the errant goat decided the bonnet was lunch.
In its heyday in the 1950s and 60s, the Belle Vue zoo and amusement park attracted more than 250,000 visitors over Easter weekends.
Favourite rides were the water chute, Scooter and Caterpillar as well as the ever-popular Bobs rollercoaster.
February 9, 1970:
Manchester United forward Brian Kidd listens patiently to the FA Cup Draw on his car radio after the Red Devils’ 8-2 victory over Northampton Town in the Fifth Round.
The Red Devils were drawn away to Middlesbrough. The Sixth Round match ended in a 1-1 stalemate, with Carlo Sartori scoring for United.
The Red Devils won the replay 2-1 with goals from Bobby Charlton and Willie Morgan.
United then lost a titanic semi-final against Leeds United which went to two replays. The first two matches were goal-less, with Leeds winning the third 1-0.
February 15, 1958:
Fans queue at Old Trafford for tickets to see Manchester United play their first match after the Munich air disaster nine days earlier.
The Red Devils were facing Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup Fifth Round with a makeshift team after eight members of the Busby Babes lost their lives.
United showed extraordinary spirit to win the match 3-0 and make it all the way to the final at Wembley, where they lost 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers.