October 5th 1971:
Liverpool band the Scaffold are pictured in Newcastle before playing the next gig on their British tour. They are, from left, John Gorman, Roger McGough and Mike McGear.
The Scaffold’s biggest hit was the song Lily the Pink which went to Number One in the UK singles charts in 1968.
Comedian, vocalist and musician Gorman made regular appearances on the anarchic children’s TV show TISWAS, while McGough found acclaim as a poet, broadcaster and playwright.
McGear, the brother of former Beatle Paul McCartney, is a performance artist and photographer.
October 9th 1982:
Manchester United and England midfielder Ray Wilkins runs at the Stoke City defence during a First Division encounter at Old Trafford.
The match ended in a 1-0 victory for United with the only goal coming from Bryan Robson.
Wilkins joined the Red Devils from Chelsea for a transfer fee of £825,000 in 1979. He made 160 league appearances for United, scoring seven goals, before joining A.C. Milan in 1984.
He was capped 84 times for England from 1976 to 1986, scoring three goals.
October 10th 1972:
Manchester City supporters make an early 1970s fashion statement before the First Division match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Round collars, leather jackets, sweaters and flared trousers were the order of the day outside City’s ground Maine Road.
The Blues drew the game 1-1 with a goal from Rodney Marsh. They finished 11th in the league under manager Malcolm Allison with 41 points.
October 10th 1967:
Club legend Bobby Charlton helps staff sort through letters at the Manchester United fan club based at Old Trafford.
The England international had been a first team regular for 11 years when the picture was taken, helping his country win the World Cup a year earlier.
In all, Charlton made 758 appearances for the Red Devils from 1956 to 1973 – a milestone only beaten by Ryan Giggs in 2008.
The former attacking midfielder is also United’s second highest scorer of all time with 249 goals. His record was surpassed by Wayne Rooney in 2017.
October 1st 1940:
This fascinating picture shows wartime members of the Fire Service in training with hoses at Everton Terrace Police Station in Liverpool.
Everton Terrace was a sub-station of the Prescot Street bridewell or prison – the headquarters of ‘B’ Division of Liverpool City Police.
The strategic importance of Liverpool’s port made it a prime target for the Luftwaffe in World War II.