August 24, 1974:

Manchester City striker Rodney Marsh prepares to take the field for the Division One match against Arsenal at Highbury.
It was not a happy outing for the City forward as the Blues lost 4-0.
City finished the season in eighth place with 46 points.
Marsh made 118 appearances for City from 1972 to 1976, scoring 36 goals. Manager Malcolm Allison signed him from Queens Park Rangers for a club record fee of £200,000.



August 15, 1968:

Miss Wigan, Kathleen Winstanley, is in jubilant mood after winning the Miss United Kingdom grand final in Blackpool.
The 22-year-old beat Marie Smith of Glasgow, who was second, and Lisa Robertshaw of Bradford, who came third.
Winstanley went on to represent the UK in the Miss World pageant held at the Lyceum Ballroom in London. She came second to Miss Australia, Penelope Plummer.



August 23, 1965:

Rolling Stones’ fans break through the security cordon as the band film the TV show Scene at 6.30 at the Granada studios in Manchester.
The Stones were at the height of their fame as their second LP entitled The Rolling Stones No. 2 was at the top of the album charts.
In May, the group recorded their first international Number One with (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.
In January and February, the Stones played 34 shows for more than 100,000 fans in Australia and New Zealand.