January 17, 1972:
Flying pickets from the National Union of Miners descend on Pendlebury to protest in front of Agecroft power station.
Disruption occurred at power stations throughout the country during the miners’ strike, although vapour is still rising from the Agecroft cooling towers.
By mid-February, a lack of coal and overtime bans by power and railway workers had taken 14 power stations off line.
The government declared a state of emergency, introducing a three-day working week to ration power supplies.
January 11, 1958:
A rare early photo shows the Charlton brothers playing against each other – Bobby for Manchester United and Jack for Leeds.
The First Division encounter took place at Elland Road. Attacking midfielder Bobby was 20-years-old at the time and centre half Jack was 22.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw with United’s goal coming from Dennis Viollet.
Bobby Charlton made 606 league appearances for the Red Devils from 1956 to 1973, scoring 199 goals. Jack made 629 league appearances for Leeds, scoring 70 times.
Janauary 20, 1936:
January 20: On this day, the Prince of Wales acceded to the throne as King Edward VIII. He is pictured in a fashionable pin-striped suit and boater hat during a previous visit to Manchester.
The future king was visiting newly built homes in Broadoak Road, Wythenshawe, along with the Mayor of Manchester Sir William Walker.
A spectator behind the policeman is capturing the moment on a Box Brownie camera.
Edward VIII abdicated in December 1936 to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson