When The Queen Visited Liverpool

When The Queen Visited Liverpool

It was a red-letter day for Liverpool on December 14th 1962 when the Queen arrived at Langton Dock to open up a new trading channel to the world. Large crowds gathered at the Port of Liverpool to see Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, perform the...
Football Pals

Football Pals

It was an unlikely first meeting between lifelong football pals George Best and Mike Summerbee back in 1965. Fed up with staying in his hotel after transferring to Manchester City from Swindon Town, Summerbee decided to go for a walk. He was only 19 at the time and...
Hall of Fame – Tim Burgess

Hall of Fame – Tim Burgess

Anyone who turned up at Manchester Cathedral on the evening of Thursday November 15th 2012 could be forgiven for thinking they’d walked into the wrong place. For instead of the usual choir, the music was being provided by a Manchester supergroup to help the city’s...
Noel Coward

Noel Coward

Playwright Noel Coward was in exceptionally high spirits when his play of the same name opened at Manchester’s Palace Theatre in October 1964. It was a double celebration for the legendary impresario as another of his plays, Hay Fever, had started its run at the Opera...
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