February 8, 1973:

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, chats to staff and reporters at the newly opened Eccles College during a visit to Manchester.

After arriving at Piccadilly Station, Prince Philip also toured Salford University where he was met by an anti-apartheid demonstration outside the gates.

Eccles College provided further education for students aged 16 and over from 1973 until it became part of Salford City College in January 2009. It continues as the Eccles Centre of Salford City College.

February 9, 1995:

New Manchester City signings Uwe Rosler and Maurizio Gaudino pose for a press photo-call at Maine Road.

Centre forward Rosler had been at Dynamo Dresden on loan before joining City on trial in March 1994. He scored two goals in a reserve team match against Burnley and secured a three-month loan.

Rosler went on to make 152 league appearances for the Blues, scoring 50 goals, and was inducted into the City Hall of Fame. He played five times for East Germany in 1990.

Attacking midfielder Gaudino played 20 league matches on loan for City after joining from Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring three goals. He won five caps for Germany from 1993-4

Uwe Rosler & Maurizio Gaudino, Manchester City football players, German signings, photocall at Maine Road, Thursday 9th February 1995.

February 4, 1970:

Manchester United wing half John Fitzpatrick finds time to make a few snowballs before training for the Red Devils’ FA Cup clash against Northampton Town.

Wintry conditions at the Cliff training ground in Salford failed to hamper United’s preparations – they beat Northampton 8-2 with George Best scoring a double hat-trick!

United eventually went out 0-1 to Leeds United in the second semi-final replay.

Fitzpatrick played 117 league games for United from 1963 to 1973, scoring eight goals.

Training for their clash with Northampton on Saturday at the Cliff, Salford, are the Manchester United Boys. John Fitzpatrick finds time to make snowballs on the way to training. 4th February 1970.