Wilf McGuinness

Wilf McGuinness

No wonder new Manchester United manager Wilf McGuinness looked uneasy in all the archive pictures of his announcement. The man he was following was nothing less than a giant of Old Trafford – a living legend. For McGuinness, in April 1969, was taking over as first...
Bank Holiday Traffic Queues Along A556

Bank Holiday Traffic Queues Along A556

April 7, 1969: Traffic queues along the A556 toward Manchester as families make the journey back from North Wales on a sizzling Bank holiday Monday. Motorcycles have come to standstill too, wedged between a Ford Zodiac and Triumph Herald – two of the most popular cars...
Prisoners Protest on Strangeways Rooftop

Prisoners Protest on Strangeways Rooftop

April 1, 1990: Police officers gather in riot gear at the start of the 25-day rooftop protest at Manchester’s Strangeways Prison. The protest began in the prison chapel and quickly spread through the prison. It only ended on April 25 when the final five prisoners were...
Liverpool at the Movies

Liverpool at the Movies

It comes as no surprise that Liverpool is the most filmed city in the UK after London. The city’s docks and distinctive architecture have been the setting for movies as varied as Letter to Brezhnev, gritty strike film Dockers and the romantic escapism of Shirley...
Corrie Couples

Corrie Couples

It doesn’t seem 40 years since Hilda Ogden hilariously took up art to motivate her habitually lazy husband Stan. Of course it had no effect. Stan, exquisitely portrayed by actor Bernard Youens, was completely unmoved by Hilda’s efforts to improve the couple’s lot. But...