Radio City Tower with the Stanley Dock and Seaforth Docks in the distance, November 2015

Radio City Tower

We celebrate a landmark that has become a familiar part of the Liverpool skyline celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

Jimmy Greaves’ West Ham debut at Maine Road…

March 21, 1970: It was ominous for Manchester City when former England striker Jimmy Greaves played his first match for West Ham at Maine Road. He had scored on his debut for every senior side he represented – Chelsea, Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and England. In just ten...

The Queen visits Stockport…

…plus, George Best opens his own boutique, and cricket legend Stan Worthington gives batting tips to Cheshire Women’s team at Old Trafford.

King George V meets players at Manchester City’s Hyde Road stadium, March 1920

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Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh…

… plus, Vivien Leigh rehearses for Noel Coward play at Manchester Opera House, and orchestra at Chetham’s Hospital School dress in traditional uniform.

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Oxford Road

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.

This week it’s the turn of Oxford Road, already busy in our original image dating from the early 20th century.

Much has changed, but the massive clock tower still watches over the hundreds of people who pour into the city every day.

The trams that trundled along Oxford Road have been replaced by cars and buses, but the 217ft clock tower on the former Refuge building still looms in the background.

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25th March 1984: Everton manager Howard Kendall and Liverpool manager Joe Fagan lead the teams out at Wembley for the League Cup final.

The game finished 0-0 after extra-time. Maine Road hosted the replay 3 days later. with Souness scoring in a 1-0 win for the Reds.
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25th March 1984: Everton manager Howard Kendall and Liverpool manager Joe Fagan lead the teams out at Wembley for the League Cup final.
The game finished 0-0 after extra-time. Maine Road hosted the replay 3 days later. with Souness scoring in a 1-0 win for the Reds.

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50 years ago - Peter Sarstedt (pictured) topped the UK charts with Where Did You Go To. The hit spent four weeks at the top of the charts.

25 years ago - Doop by Doop topped the charts for the second week in a row and held peak position for three weeks.

10 years ago- American pop singer Lady Gaga tops the charts with Poker Face
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CHART TOPPER SUNDAY
50 years ago - Peter Sarstedt (pictured) topped the UK charts with Where Did You Go To. The hit spent four weeks at the top of the charts.
25 years ago - Doop by Doop topped the charts for the second week in a row and held peak position for three weeks.
10 years ago- American pop singer Lady Gaga tops the charts with Poker Face

 

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I was nuts about him, and the song.

Follow up was great “ Frozen Orange Juice”

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25th March 1984: Everton manager Howard Kendall and Liverpool manager Joe Fagan lead the teams out at Wembley for the League Cup final.

The game finished 0-0 after extra-time. Maine Road hosted the replay 3 days later. with Souness scoring in a 1-0 win for the Reds.

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23rd March 1957: United legend Duncan Edwards shakes hands after #MUFC beat Birmingham City 2-0 in the #FaCup semi-final at Hillsborough.

United went on to lose the final 2-1 to Aston Villa.

22nd March 1964: Manchester pop group Freddie and the Dreamers celebrate their appearance on Sunday Night at the Palladium with a special cake made in their honour.

Admiring their icing lookalikes are, Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn, Freddie Garrity, Pete Birrell and Bernie Dwyer.

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