This Week – Christiano Ronaldo Celebrates

This Week – Christiano Ronaldo Celebrates

APRIL 13TH 1951 Long-serving hangman Albert Pierrepoint pulls a pint at his Manchester pub, the Help the Poor Struggler. Pierrepoint executed at least 400 people, including Ruth Ellis, Derek Bentley and the war-time traitor William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw). He hanged more...
This Week – Spike Milligan at the Palace Theatre

This Week – Spike Milligan at the Palace Theatre

APRIL 5TH 1952 It’s all eyes on the ball as West Bromwich Albion inside right John Nicholls goes in for a mid-air duel with Manchester City’s Roy Paul and Kenneth Branagan at Maine Road. West Brom won the Division One encounter 2-1. City eventually finished 15th in...
Manchester Nightclub, The Haçienda

Manchester Nightclub, The Haçienda

The Hacienda in Manchester was once described as the coolest club in the world. iNostalgia looks back at the wonder years. It’s hard to imagine someone less likely to open the trailblazing Hacienda nightclub than stand-up comedian Bernard Manning. After all, acid...
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