September 16, 1978:
Bolton Wanderers defender Paul Jones heads clear during his side’s League Division One match against Norwich city at Burnden Park.
Bolton won a close-fought game 3-2 with two goals from Frank Worthington and one from Neil Whatmore. They went on to finish 17th in the league with 35 points. Norwich were one place above them on 37 points.
Jones made 445 league appearances for Bolton from 1970 to 1983, scoring 38 goals. He then joined Oldham Athletic and ended his playing career at Stockport County in 1990.
September 12, 1971:
It’s a mad scramble to leave the field at Old Trafford after Glamorgan defeat Lancashire by 34 runs in the John Player Sunday League.
Glamorgan’s victory handed the title to Worcestershire who finished the season level with Essex on 44 points, but won through having a superior run rate.
Lancashire, captained by David Lloyd, were third on 40 points. It was the first time Worcestershire had won the 40-over competition.
September 15, 1942:
A German swastika lays trampled underfoot as soldiers from the Eighth Army catch up on news in Libya. The British advance had just swept through the coastal towns of Sollum, Bardia, Tobruk and Derna.
Handing out papers to the troops is Private Sam Hayworthy from Manchester whose job back home was, funnily enough, selling newspapers.
British commander General Montgomery was keen that all of his men, even in forward areas, could keep up with the news.