November 1, 1991:
Coronation Street creator Tony Warren relaxes at home after the publication of his novel The Lights of Manchester.
Warren, born in Pendlebury, launched Coronation Street on December 9th 1960. He wrote all 13 episodes of the original series which focused on the daily trials and tribulations of people living on a backstreet in Salford.
Of course, Granada knew they’d backed a winner after the initial run – and the Street continues to this day. It is now into its 59th year and has notched up 9,474 episodes.
It was recently described by the Royal Television society as ‘the most successful television programme in British history.’
November 10, 1975:
Former Manchester United winger George Best is delighted to run into ex-England goalkeeper Gordon Banks at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park ground.
Best was turning out for Fourth Division Stockport as a comeback to the English game after finishing his career with United in 1974. In spite of not playing league football for 20 months, he scored a 25-yard free kick to the delight of the 8,000 fans.
The match was a friendly against Banks’s former club Stoke City. In all, Best made three appearances for Stockport, scoring three goals.
November 11, 1969:
Manchester City midfielder Ian Bowyer competes for the ball with Southampton defender Tony Byrne as the two clubs battle it out at Maine Road.
The First Division clash ended in a 1-0 victory for City with a goal from Colin Bell.
Although the Blues finished 10th in the league, they enjoyed a spectacular season winning the League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup with a 2-1 victory over Polish club Gornik Zabrze.
Bowyer played 49 league games for City scoring 13 goals.