August 5, 1992:

British racing cyclist Chris Boardman poses with his wife Sally-Anne and children Edward and Harriet at Manchester airport after winning gold at the Barcelona Olympics.
Boardman, who won the individual 4km pursuit event at Barcelona, also broke the world hour record for the longest distance cycled three times
He was awarded the MBE in 1992 for services to cycling.
Boardman was famous for using the Lotus 108 time trial bicycle designed by Mike Burrows and made by the Lotus sports car company.


August 10, 1981:

New Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson is clearly in the mood to celebrate as he holds a bottle of champagne in one hand and a cigar in the other.
Atkinson, commonly known as Big Ron, spent five years at United, winning the FA Cup twice and managing five successive top-four league finishes.
He signed Bryan Robson from his former club West Bromwich Albion for £1.5 million in 1981 and shortly afterwards added midfielder Remi Moses, also from Albion, and Frank Stapleton from Arsenal.
He also gave Norman Whiteside his debut in April 1982 – just before his 17th birthday.


August 11, 1957:

Maude the Tigon shows her stripes on arrival at Belle Vue Zoo.
Bred by the Sultan of Morocco, Maude was a cross between a male tiger and female lion and believed to be unique in the UK.
She proved very popular with visitors to Belle Vue and is still remembered by many.
When Maude died she was stuffed and put on display at Manchester Museum.