Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

July 1, 1989: It’s smiles all the way as Manchester launches its spirited bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games. Six cities were in the running – Athens, Atlanta, Toronto, Melbourne, Belgrade and Manchester itself. The Olympic committee announced the results of its...
Liverpool Entertainment

Liverpool Entertainment

When Beatlemania gripped the country in the early 1960s, it wasn’t just the Fab Four’s music that made a splash. Everything from wallpaper and waxworks to toys and tribute bands became part of the Merseyside phenomenon. Even hairsprays got the Beatles’ treatment,...
Rovers’ Misfortunes

Rovers’ Misfortunes

Coronation Street’s cornerstone pub, the Rovers Return, has had its fair share of misfortunes during six decades of the country’s longest-running soap. Vehicles have crashed into it, two fires have gutted it, two major characters have died in it and, just for good...
Princess Diana visits Altrincham

Princess Diana visits Altrincham

July 7, 1992: Well-wishers in Altrincham give a rapturous welcome to Princess Diana during her official visit to the North West. The Princess of Wales stepped aboard a narrow boat, appropriately titled the Prince William, in Altrincham and also toured Manchester Royal...