May 26, 1964:

We’ve heard of fans interrupting a band’s performance – but a camel? Manchester group the Hollies just carried on playing while being filmed at Chessington Zoo.

The band were in high spirits as their single Here I Go Again had reached No. 4 in the UK charts – hot on the heels of Just One Look which went to No. 2 in February.

Known for their three-part vocal harmonies, The Hollies were formed in 1962 by Graham Nash and Allan Clarke. Nash left in 1968 to form a new band with David Crosby and Stephen Stills.

May 15, 1968:

Manchester United trainer Jack Crompton hugs goal-scorer Bill Foulkes as the Red Devils draw 3-3 with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium to go through to the European Cup final.

United won the first leg at Old Trafford 1-0 to defeat the Spanish champions 4-3 on aggregate. The other scorers in Madrid were David Sadler and a Zoco own goal.

George Best struck for the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

United went on to become the first English club to win the European Cup when they defeated Benfica 4-1 after extra time at Wembley.

May 5, 1982:

The Queen learns all about book-binding from bindery manager Arnold May during a tour of the John Rylands Library, Manchester.

Founded by Enriqueta Rylands in 1900 in memory of her husband, the library is housed in a striking late Victorian Gothic building in Deansgate.

It now forms part of the University of Manchester Library.