Springfield & King

Springfield & King

American tennis legend Billie Jean King smiled for the cameras, shouldered her rackets and made her way back to her Manchester hotel. There would be no play again in the 1964 Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament at Didsbury. A weekend of torrential rain meant the courts...
Everton’s Holy Trinity

Everton’s Holy Trinity

One of the sweetest moments in Everton midfielder Colin Harvey’s long career arrived at precisely 3.41pm on Saturday September 19th 1964. He’d just scored his side’s third goal in the 4-0 demolition of Liverpool at Anfield – and was jumping in the air in sheer...
Francis Lee salutes the Maine Road faithful…

Francis Lee salutes the Maine Road faithful…

February 5, 1994: Former Manchester City player Francis Lee salutes the Maine Road faithful after becoming chairman of the club. The occasion was the Premier League match against Ipswich. City won 2-1 with goals from Garry Flitcroft and Carl Griffiths. Lee was popular...
Corrie Murals

Corrie Murals

Artist John Bratby was probably the ideal choice to create a portrait of the Coronation Street cast in the 1960s. His ‘kitchen-sink’ realism and no-nonsense style perfectly matched the gritty Northern tone of the popular Granada soap. All the Street’s stars were...