HMS Conqueror

HMS Conqueror

When nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sped down the slipway at Birkenhead in 1969, no-one suspected it would one day sink an Argentinian battleship half way round the world. The 5,400-ton vessel, built by Cammell Laird at a cost of £30 million, was designed to hunt...
Corrie Stage Stars

Corrie Stage Stars

There’s a well-trodden path from the cobblestones of Coronation Street to the boards of the serious stage. Stars who’ve made the transition include Pat Phoenix, who played the incomparable Elsie Tanner, and Roy Barraclough, who was irrepressible Rovers’ landlord Alec...
Back In Training

Back In Training

Manchester City fullback Eric Westwood was in no mood to hang around at the start of the 1950-51 football season. City had been relegated from the First Division the previous year and the Manchester-born defender was determined to put things right. He was so keen to...
Hall of Fame – Cyril Washbrook

Hall of Fame – Cyril Washbrook

With his cricket cap cocked in trademark jaunty style, batsman Cyril Washbrook was an absolute favourite of Lancashire and England sports fans in the 1940s and 1950s. During his long career, he was most famous for opening the batting for England with Len Hutton on no...
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