Princess Margaret Visits Manchester

Princess Margaret Visits Manchester

The world was dazzled when Princess Margaret married photographer Antony Armstrong Jones at Westminster Abbey on May 6th 1960. It was the first royal wedding to be broadcast on TV – and more than 300 million people across the globe tuned in to watch it. At the time,...
Keith Richards Mobbed by Fans

Keith Richards Mobbed by Fans

March 11, 1965: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is mobbed by fans after recording ITV’s ‘Scene at 6.30’ show in Manchester. The Granada weekday news magazine programme ran from 1963 to 1966 and was broadcast in the north of England only. Leading bands of the...
Prince Plays to a Packed G-Mex

Prince Plays to a Packed G-Mex

March 11, 1995: Music sensation Prince plays to a packed house at Manchester’s G-Mex centre as part of his Ultimate Live Experience tour. At the time, Prince had officially adopted a symbol – known as the ‘Love Symbol’ – as his stage name. He took the step as he was...
Bolton Wanderers Reach FA Cup 6th Round…

Bolton Wanderers Reach FA Cup 6th Round…

March 9, 1954: Bolton Wanderers players and their manager Bill Ridding are in cheerful mood as they prepared for their Sixth Round FA Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday. The team had knocked out mighty Liverpool 1-0 in the Third Round and then beat Headington United and...
Doddy’s Music Box

Doddy’s Music Box

If you were watching TV early on a Saturday evening in the late 1960s, the chances are you’d see the unmistakable toothy grin of Ken Dodd smiling back at you. The Knotty Ash comedian was the host of Doddy’s Music Box produced at the ABC studios in Manchester from 1967...