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...
Liverpool Dock Strike

Liverpool Dock Strike

Murmurs of discontent were rumbling round the Liverpool Docks during the stormy summer of 1960. Frustrated dockers went out on strike in early July demanding a cut in hours and an increase in wages – and the city’s seafarers soon followed suit. The seamen wanted their...