November 26, 1977:
Manchester City forward Brian Kidd heads for goal during his club’s 6-2 demolition of Chelsea in a First Division match at Maine Road.
City’s goal spree featured a hat-trick from Dennis Tueart. Other scorers were Mick Channon and Peter Barnes plus an own goal. The result helped City finish fourth in the league with Kidd ending the season as the club’s top scorer on 19 goals.
Kidd, born in Collyhurst, made 98 league appearances for the Blues from 1976 to 1979 (scoring 44 times) before joining Everton.
November 15, 1977:
Debris is strewn across the foyer of the Elizabethan Ballroom after The Clash played Belle Vue in the early days of punk rock.
The stark make-up of the fans contrasts strongly with the bow-tied ushers trying to bring some order to the scene.
Formed in 1976, The Clash were key players in the first wave of punk and went on to achieve commercial success with their 1979 album London Calling. It was declared the best album of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine.
November 26, 1970:
Workers balance precariously 100ft up the aerial mast that once towered over Gaythorn gasworks in Manchester.
The first gasworks in Manchester was built in Water Street by the police force in 1817. Its purpose was to supply gas to police offices and street lamps to enhance the city’s safety.
Gaythorn gasworks, next to Medlock Street, was founded by the Provincial Portable Gas Company of London in 1825.