November 12, 1965:

It’s a rare sight to see the M6 so deserted, but this was the view from the dashboard on the stretch from Manchester to Birmingham in the mid-1960s.

Pictured is a Wolsey that had stayed in the ‘fast’ lane for more than four miles after overtaking a driver earlier on.

November 7, 1987:

A Huddersfield Town player lies forlornly on the Maine Road turf as his team are taken apart 10-1 by Manchester City.

There were City hat-tricks for David White, Paul Stewart and Tony Adcock in the Second Division match, with the tenth goal coming from Neil McNab.

The Blues, under manager Mel Machin, went on to finish ninth in the league while Huddersfield endured one of their worst ever seasons. They conceded 100 league goals and were relegated in last place, 14 points behind second-bottom Reading.

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town

November 7, 1979:

Manchester City defender Paul Power is laying down the law in a press picture ahead of the Blues’ local derby with Manchester United at Maine Road.

The wig and gown clearly did the trick as City won the First Division encounter 2-0 with goals from Mick Robinson and Tony Henry.

Manager Malcolm Allison guided the Blues to 17th place in the league, whereas United, under Dave Sexton, finished as runners-up on 58 points. They were just two points behind champions Liverpool.

Power, born in Openshaw, made 365 league appearances for City from 1975 to 1986, scoring 26 goals.

Paul Power