September 9th 1993:
Ardent Blues’ fan Bernard Manning shows off his Manchester City shirt at the start of the 1993-4 season.
A lifelong City supporter, the Harpurhey comedian and club owner was immensely proud of Manchester’s sporting achievements.
City’s season proved eventful. Manager Peter Reid was sacked four matches into the campaign and replaced with Brian Horton from Oxford United.
The Blues went on to finish 16th in the Premier League with 45 points.
September 16th 1972:
Manchester United and England midfielder Bobby Charlton is on the ball during his final season for the Red Devils.
Charlton signed for the United youth team at the age of 15 in 1953, and made his first team debut in 1956. He notched up 606 appearances in his two decades at United, scoring 199 goals.
He survived the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 which claimed the lives of eight of his team-mates, and was part of the team that won the European Cup in 1968.
Charlton won 106 England caps from 1958 to 1970, scoring 49 goals, and was a key member of the -World Cup-winning team of 1966.
September 17th 1957:
Shoppers browse for stockings in Lewis’s department store in Manchester. Clearly there are bargains to be snapped up as one sign advertises ‘inexpensive’ lines.
The Manchester branch of Lewis’s was the first to open outside Liverpool in 1877. The store included a full-scale ballroom on the fifth floor.
Trading ceased at the store in 2002. The building is now occupied by Primark.