Songs About Manchester

Songs About Manchester

Who would have thought that two of the most memorable one-hit wonders of all time would come out of Manchester? And that a children’s choir from a Stockport primary school would be heavily involved in both of them! The two singles were There’s No One Quite Like...
Suffragettes March Through Manchester

Suffragettes March Through Manchester

July 21, 1913: Women from the National Union of Suffrage Societies, the organisation founded by Margaret Ashton, march through Manchester on their way to London from Carlisle. Ashton was the first woman to run for election to Manchester City Council – and in 1908...
Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

July 16, 1966: Portugese player Morais carefully cradles a lost song thrush that found its way on to the Old Trafford pitch during the World Cup group match between Bulgaria and Portugal. His rescue mission was a success, just like Portugal’s performance on the day....
Pre-season Training

Pre-season Training

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was in no mood to hang around at the start of the 1971-2 football season. The Reds had just lost the FA Cup Final, going down 2-1 to Arsenal after extra time, and Shankly was determined not to miss out again. He was back in training in...
Back In Training

Back In Training

Don Revie was riding high at Manchester City when the 1954-5 football season came to an end. He’d just been named the Football Writers’ player of the year and had captained his club to the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Not only that, he was the pivot of the ‘Revie Plan’...