February 2, 1969:

Students take to the streets of Manchester dressed as knights in shining armour as a prelude to Rag Week.

They staged a mock battle through the city centre which was described as ‘all in’ combat, complete with knights, princes, princesses – and damsels in distress.

But it was all for a good cause. The Manchester University students raised thousands for charity through their Rag Week escapades.

January 28, 1995:

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes battles through the rain during the Reds’ Fourth Round FA Cup tie against Wrexham at Old Trafford.

United proved far too strong for their spirited Welsh Third Division visitors, eventually winning the match 5-2.

Denis Irwin scored two with the other goals coming from Ryan Giggs and Brian McClair. Anthony Humes put through his own net in the 81st minute.

United went on to reach the FA Cup Final at Wembley, only to lose 1-0 to Everton.

Manchester United v. Wrexham, Paul Scholes drives through the rain, 28th January 1995.

Janauary 17, 1967:

The referee signals the fight is over for Manchester boxer Tony Barlow at the Free Trade Hall.

Barlow, nicknamed the Manchester Midget, was taking on John McCluskey on home turf for the British Flyweight title.

Chorlton-born Barlow was a brilliant amateur boxer who began his career at Belle Vue in 1963 with a successful bout against Graham Price. Out of his 39 professional fights, he won 21, lost 14 and drew four.

He retired from boxing in 1969 and later ran the Failsworth Boys Amateur Boxing Club.

Referee signals the fight is over for Tony Barlow at the end of his fight against John McCluskey at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom January 1967 P002519