May 18, 1985:

Norman Whiteside triumphantly holds the FA Cup aloft after United beat Everton 1-0 at Wembley after extra time.

Northern Ireland international Whiteside scored the winner in the 110th minute, curling the ball past the reach of Everton ‘keeper Neville Southall.

For the first time in FA Cup history, all the winning team’s players (including substitute Mike Duxbury) were full internationals.

Whiteside still holds the record for being the youngest player to take part in a World Cup, the youngest player to score in both a League and FA Cup final and the youngest player to score a senior goal for Manchester United.


May 16, 1968:

The Queen smiles radiantly as she visits William Kenyon and Sons Ltd in Dukinfield.

The Tameside company celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016.
Kenyons’ first rope-works was on King Street opposite Dukinfield Town Hall.

The Chapel Field works between Railway Street and Palmer Street were established in 1875.


May 19, 1957:

Health and safety probably wasn’t a prime concern at Belle Vue more than half a century ago as youngsters queued up for the ever-popular elephant ride.

It felt a little precarious as the elephant swayed back and forth with every lumbering step, but nobody seemed to mind.

Children were awestruck by the sheer size and gentleness of the animals, which were always led by a watchful keeper.