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VJ Day Party 1945

There’s a poignant story behind our main image of VJ Day celebrations in Birch Road, Crumpsall, on Wednesday August 15th 1945...



Manchester 60s

Our weekly nostalgia quiz this week focuses on the 1960s with questions ranging from football legend Pele playing in goal in a muddy Bolton public park to Bobbie the Coronation Street cat.

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Dick Tiger

iNostalgia looks back on the career of Liverpool boxer Dick Tiger – from Nigerian market trader to Madison Square Garden

Women at War

iNostalgia looks back on women at war on Merseyside with the aid of remarkable photos from the Liverpool Echo archive

Princess Elizabeth in Albert Square 1949

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows Princess Elizabeth, our future Queen, reviewing troops in Albert Square. It is March 1949, just four years after the end of the Second World War.

Memories of the 50s Quiz

Our nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Manchester in the 1950s – a time when post-war austerity finally lifted, TV came into people’s lives and Britain’s first motorway was opened in the North West.

Memories of the 70s

How well do you remember Manchester in the 1970s? It was a time of industrial unrest, the three-day Week, decimalisation and the nation’s entry into the Common Market. Why not test your knowledge of the 70s in our weekly nostalgia quiz? It’s just the tonic for the continuing lockdown.

Allardyce at Bolton

As Bolton Wanderers celebrate moving up a league, iNostalgia remembers previous promotions under Sam Allardyce – as a player and manager

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We love this shot of Kevin Keegan! ⚽

Here he is promoting football at the Eurofest Village in Newcastle, at the Euro’s in 1996.

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On Windrush Day let’s celebrate this amazing generation - and their descendants - who have made such a positive impact on society.

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