November 1 1996:

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson re-opens the temporary Marks and Spencer store in Manchester four months after Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb blast in the city.
Sir Alex is holding baby Sam Hughes who was lucky to escape the explosion with his life.
A security guard grabbed baby Sam from his pram and ran with him to safety after a window shattered over him and his parents Lisa and Perry, also in the picture.
The 1,500 kilogram bomb left on Corporation Street on Saturday 15 June was the biggest detonated in the UK since World War II. More than 200 people were injured but there were no fatalities.
The area was evacuated following a telephone warning from the IRA 90 minutes before the blast.


October 31 1969:

Manchester United winger George Best shows off a pair of golden boots sent to him as gift as he sits in the front of his Lotus sports car.
Northern Ireland international Best was United’s top scorer for the season with 23 goals in all competitions.
The Red Devils, under manager Wilf McGuinness, finished 8th in the First Division in the 1969-70 season. They also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup and League Cup.


November 4 1967:

Boxer Lennox Beckles trains in Manchester with promoter Laurie Lewis before his title bout against Britain’s Johnny Cooke.
Guyana champion Beckles was fighting Cooke for the vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight belt.
The bout went the full 10 rounds and Cooke was declared the winner on points.