February 23, 1974:

Constituents make their point to Anthony Barber, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Conservative MP for Altrincham and Sale, while he was out canvassing for the February General Election.

Barber retained his seat, but the General Election resulted in a hung parliament with Harold Wilson’s Labour party winning 301 seats, 17 short of an overall majority. Tory leader Edward Heath resigned and Wilson led a minority government.

A second General Election was called in September 1974, which Wilson won. Barber did not seek re-election at the time and left front-line politics.

February 19, 1977:

Manchester United defender Stewart Houston foils a Newcastle United attack during the First Division encounter between the two clubs at Old Trafford.

The result was a 3-1 victory to the Red Devils thanks to a hat-trick from Jimmy Greenhoff. United went on to finish sixth in the league under manager Tommy Docherty with 47 points.

The Red Devils were far more successful in the FA Cup, defeating Liverpool 2-1 in the final at Wembley. On the scoresheet for the Red Devils were Greenhoff and Stuart Pearson.

Stewart Houston

February 13, 1967:

The Kings Hall, Belle Vue, was the venue for this flyweight boxing bout between John McCluskey and Manolin Alvarez. McCluskey won on points.

During a career lasting from 1965 to 1975, McCluskey fought 38 professional bouts, winning 23 and losing 15.

He represented Great Britain in the 1964 Summer Olympics, losing to eventual bronze medal winner Stanislav Sorokin of the Soviet Union.

John McCluskey