A snowy November afternoon at Maine Road

A snowy November afternoon at Maine Road

November 29th 1969: There is still some snow on the cars as fans make their way to the Maine Road stadium to watch Manchester City take on high-flying Leeds United. The Yorkshire team, managed by former Blues’ captain Don Revie, were chasing the treble of the First...
The Home Front

The Home Front

It would be hard to imagine a book that resonates more with today’s uncertain times than Clive Hardy’s latest nostalgia offering – The Home Front – Britain 1939-45. The unshakeable spirit of a kingdom facing unparalleled challenge shines through Hardy’s highly...
Manchester Cathedral Bombed

Manchester Cathedral Bombed

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 bomb damage to Manchester Cathedral caused by the Luftwaffe raids of December 1940. The...
Aston Villa fans are not happy with Denis Law

Aston Villa fans are not happy with Denis Law

November 16th 1963: Angry Aston Villa fans jeer Manchester United forward Denis Law after he was sent off during the First Division match between the two clubs at Villa Park. The Scottish international was given his marching orders by referee Jim Carr after an...
Canadian troops at dock

Canadian troops at dock

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week shows Canadian troops arriving at Liverpool Docks in November 1941 to be welcomed by...