September 22, 1952:

It’s circus time at Wigan as a troupe of ladder acrobats perform under the Big Top at Norley Fields.

The Bertram Mills touring circus was in town complete with clowns, animal acts, trapeze artists and a wide variety of entertainers.

The circus became an annual Christmas favourite at Olympia, London. The Royal family and Prime Minister Winston Churchill were regular attenders.

September 19, 1997:

England attacking midfielder Peter Beardsley is on the ball during his brief spell at Bolton Wanderers from 1997 to 1998. He made 17 appearances for the Trotters, scoring twice.

Beardsley is the only man in history to play for the four top flight clubs of both Liverpool and Manchester. He was at Manchester United in the 1982-3 season but made only one appearance in a League Cup tie against Bournemouth.

During his time at Bolton, Beardsley played six matches on loan at Manchester City. He played for England in both the 1986 and 1990 World Cups as well as the 1988 European championships.

Peter Beardsley

September 28, 1965:

Manchester’s Ringway Airport played host to Liverpool footballers when they flew out to Turin for their First Round European Cup Winners Cup match against Juventus.

In the picture are assistant manager Bob Paisley with Ian Callaghan and Ron Yeats.

The Reds lost the away leg 1-0 to Juventus but triumphed 2-0 back at Anfield. They then went on to play Borussia Dortmund in the final at Hampden Park, Glasgow, but lost 2-1 after extra time.

Bob paisley with Ian Callghan and Gerry Byrne