November 1, 1974:
Illusionist, magician and TV personality Uri Geller poses for a press photo during a trip to the North West. Geller became famous in the 1970s for his trademark spoon-bending live on air.
He also performed feats of psychokinesis and telepathy, making watches stop or run faster and describing hidden drawings and illustrations in detail.
Geller worked as a photographic model in his native Israel before becoming a nightclub entertainer. He then performed in theatres, public halls, military bases and universities before travelling to the United States.
November 13, 1941:
The bomb-aimer’s window and forward gun turret are clearly visible in this wartime photo of an Avro Manchester bomber.
The twin-engined heavy bomber, designed and manufactured by Stockport-based Avro Aircraft, was the forerunner of the four-engined Lancaster that saw extensive service throughout World War II. The Manchester was flown by the RAF and Canadian Air Force.
The two Rolls-Royce Vulture engines on the Manchester were considered underpowered and unreliable, hampering the plane’s effectiveness. The Rolls-Royce Merlins on the Lancaster, also used for Spitfire fighter planes, fared much better.
November 13, 1975:
Workers at Buckley’s sweet factory in Manchester are cooking up a treat for the local confectionery market in the run-up to Christmas.
Established in 1903, Buckley’s best-sellers include barley sugars, mint rock and treacle-flavoured sweets sold in traditional sweet-shop jars.
Confectionery of all kinds will be on sale at the popular Manchester Christmas Markets which open on November 12th.