Colin Baker

Colin Baker

Colin Baker was ahead of his time when he blazed on to our TV screens as ruthless profiteer Paul Merroney in the popular Sunday evening serial The Brothers. It was the mid-1970s and five years before Margaret Thatcher and the Tory party swept to power in the 1979...
Piccadilly Lancaster Bomber

Piccadilly Lancaster Bomber

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week comes from an era before social distancing when thousands of Mancunians crowded into...
New Strand Centre

New Strand Centre

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. This week’s main photo from January 1967 shows construction work on the 22-storey block of flats dominating the...
Played for Liverpool and Everton

Played for Liverpool and Everton

You could almost name a squad of footballers who’ve played for both Everton and Liverpool – but few were as ferocious as centre forward Dave Hickson. Coached by Everton legend Dixie Dean, Hickson gave no quarter, and was frequently in trouble with referees for his...
Jack Charlton serves the team tea…

Jack Charlton serves the team tea…

September 6th 1969: It looks like Jack Charlton is ready to serve tea to the Manchester United team before the First Division clash with Leeds United at Elland Road. In fact, England centre half Jack had been presented with the tea service to mark his 500th appearance...