November 9, 1956:
Manchester City captain Don Revie arrives at Roker Park, Sunderland, to discuss his imminent transfer to the Black Cats.
Deep-lying centre forward Revie was looking for a way out of Maine Road after falling out with City manager Les McDowall over a disputed family holiday which saw him dropped for much of the season.
Revie joined Sunderland for a fee of £22,000 after making 148 league appearances for City from 1951 to 1956, scoring 35 goals.
November 1, 1976:
The timber framework of Manchester’s oldest building – The Wellington Inn – is revealed in this remarkable photo taken during restoration work on the Shambles.
All the wattle and daub has been removed from the inn which originally dates to 1552. It was once the home of John Byrom, born in 1692, who invented an early form of shorthand.
The Tudor buildings of the Shambles were raised five feet in 1971 to accommodate the new Arndale Centre. A massive concrete underpinning was created to support the buildings’ combined weight of 470 tons.
November 6, 1993:
Dinosaurs invaded Manchester in a bonfire night celebration based on the Steven Spielberg blockbuster movie Jurassic Park.
The fearsome-looking tyrannosaurus rex was part of an organised display at Platt Fields Park, Rusholme.
The film, based on a book by Michael Crichton, caused a sensation on its release. Cinema-goers were bowled over by the lifelike special effects which saw dinosaurs brought back to life in the 21st century.