October 15, 1978:

Saturday shoppers dodge the traffic in Manchester city centre at a time when goods were bought from stores rather than online and shops still closed on Sundays.
In the background is a Saxone shoe shop, a High Street staple until 1996 when owners British Shoe Corporation closed down 111 outlets across the country.
Further in the distance is the familiar outline of the Grade II listed Rylands building which housed Paulden’s department store and then Debenhams from 1973.

October 12, 1975:

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan races out to foil Burnley forward Peter Noble as the two sides meet at Maine Road. Watching on is City centre defender Dave Watson.
The closely fought First Division encounter ended in a goalless draw.
City finished the season in eighth place, but won the League Cup by beating Newcastle United 2-1 in the final at Wembley in February 1976. On the way, they thrashed local neighbours Manchester United 4-0 in the Fourth Round.

October 3, 1935:

Gorton trader Fred Potts lives up to his name by selling crockery from his stall in what seems a bygone age.
He even coined an advertising slogan: ‘When people want pots, they think of Potts!’
Mr Potts, who had been trading for 25 years, was part of a 1935 M.E.N. series on people whose name matched their jobs. Others included Collyhurst electrical engineer Alfred Sparkes and timber yard worker Hyman Ash!