Radio City Tower

Radio City Tower

Opened by Queen Elizabeth in 1969, Radio City Tower has seen its fair share of highs and lows over the past half century. It became a Buck Rogers space-style restaurant in 1983 – and closed altogether for most of the 1990s. The tower was only rescued in 1999 when it...
Jimmy Greaves’ West Ham debut at Maine Road…

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…

The Queen visits Stockport…

March 22, 1991: The Queen smiles radiantly as she is surrounded by flags and flowers on a walkabout in Stockport. Well-wishers gathered early to catch a glimpse of their monarch, who was making an official visit to the North West. It was to prove a momentous year for...
Inter-war City

Inter-war City

A little bit of history was made at Manchester City’s Hyde Road stadium when the Blues lined up to face Liverpool in March 1920. Football had just returned after the First World War – and the 35,000 crowd were expecting a very important visitor. The match officials...
Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh…

Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh…

March 18, 1972: Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh takes the field with club legend Colin Bell for the First Division match against Chelsea at Maine Road. City won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from defender Tommy Booth. Marsh was substituted in the second half – to...