Nostalgia remembers actress Pat Phoenix and her much-loved TV alter ego Elsie Tanner

Prime Minister James Callaghan was clearly a big fan of Coronation Street character Elsie Tanner. He described the Weatherfield firebrand, played by Manchester actress Pat Phoenix, as ‘the sexiest thing on television’. Elsie certainly made an impact during her two...

2004: Singer Peter Andre appears at the Trafford Centre as part of a UK promotional tour

February 1, 2004: Singer Peter Andre appears at the Trafford Centre as part of a UK promotional tour. Andre hit the big time in 1996 when his single Mysterious Girl climbed to No.2 in the UK. His second album Natural went one better to reach the top slot in the UK LP...

Nostalgia recalls Munich survivor and Busby Babe Harry Gregg, who died last Sunday at age of 87

The FA Cup Final of 1958 will be remembered as the most poignant ever played in the history of the competition. It was the year that Manchester United, devastated by the Munich air disaster 86 days earlier, defied all the odds to face Bolton Wanderers at Wembley. That...

Then & Now – Walton Hall Park

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week shows the newly laid-out 130-acre Walton Hall Park in all its splendour in February 1934.

As Liverpool lead the Premier League by 25 points, iNostalgia remembers how the club just missed the boat in the late 1960s

It was a classic case of so near, yet so far for Liverpool football club in the extraordinary season of 1968-9. The Reds finished second in the First Division to Leeds United with a points total that would have won the league in previous seasons. They went out of the...

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King Street, Manchester

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester and Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

This week our main image shows people trudging down a snowy King Street in the 1970s, probably seeking cover in one of the many shops.

Modern King Street is now home to some of Manchester’s smartest outlets, boasting well-known designer names. A few can be glimpsed in photographer Nicola Mazzuia’s 2019 picture.

But back in Manchester’s Victorian heyday, the street featured the grand Town Hall, which in turn became the Central Library. The original Town Hall was replaced by a new building in Albert Square.

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62 years ago, the tragic Munich Air Disaster happened. 23 people died which included 8 Manchester United players.

We have looked back at the rebuilding of the club after the tradegy and how the team went on to win the European Cup 10 years later.

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30th January 1967: @PaulMcCartney plays the piano in Knole Park, Kent as The Beatles film the video for “Strawberry Fields Forever”. The song was released in February as a double A-side with “Penny Lane”. The song peaked at number two in the charts.

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13th January 1978: Donald "Ginger" McCain, the trainer of three times #GrandNational winner Red Rum, pictured with the famous racehorse at their stables in Birkdale, Southport in Merseyside.

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