This Week


Then & Now


Best v Stiles 1972

Our striking main image this week shows Manchester United and Northern Ireland winger George Best, left, taking on his former team-mate Nobby Stiles – now turning out for Middlesbrough.



January FA Cup Games

This week our popular bygones quiz remembers classic January cup ties involving Manchester football teams and a few thrilling FA Cup finals too.

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Hollies 1965

Our main image this week shows Salford band the Hollies jumping for joy in Stockport after hearing that their single I’m Alive had gone to the top of the UK charts. It is June 1965.

Home Guard 1942

There’s a Then and Now contrast in a single photo in our main image this week as Liverpool Home Guard members dressed in kit from the start of World War II line up with a fully equipped unit from May 1942.

Women at War

iNostalgia looks back on women at war in Manchester from 1939 to 1945 with the aid of remarkable photos from the M.E.N. archive

TV in the 80s

How well do you remember the Manchester-produced TV highlights of the 1980s? Why not test your knowledge in our nostalgia quiz and compare your score with friends?

Corrie Yuletide

iNostalgia looks back at six decades of Coronation Street Christmases – and some of the much-loved characters who made them so memorable

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24th November, 1931 ~ Pupils at Chetham’s School in Manchester get to sample the Christmas pudding mixture as the cook gets to work in the old ‘Norman’ kitchen 🎄

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📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986. ⁠

A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?⁠

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