Christmas Toys of Yesteryear

Christmas Toys of Yesteryear

With Christmas fast approaching, do you remember the toys and games every Manchester youngster longed for in the 1960s? Annuals were always popular, particularly Rupert Bear, The Dandy and The Beano, along with a selection box of sweets and chocolates. Many toys were...
Jean Alexander

Jean Alexander

Commuters catching the train from Southport to Manchester in the 1980s probably paid little attention to the TV star in the same carriage. After all, they saw her every day. For the neatly dressed woman doing the crossword was none other than Liverpool actress Jean...
This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…

This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…

December 7, 1983: Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon belts out one of the group’s hits in front of a screaming audience at the Apollo, Manchester. Duran Duran were in the city as part of a global tour which included the band’s first major stadium dates in the USA. A...