Nash at Woodstock

Nash at Woodstock

Half a century ago in upstate New York, a festival took place at a 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel which completely transformed popular music. The festival was Woodstock – and more than 500,000 of the flower-power generation flocked to it for three days...
Paisley Appointed

Paisley Appointed

A brilliant chapter in the history of Liverpool Football Club began 45 years ago this week in July 1974. Bob Paisley stepped up to be the Reds’ manager after the retirement of Anfield legend Bill Shankly. Paisley would go on to win the highest accolades in the game –...
Duchess of Kent plants tree in Altrincham

Duchess of Kent plants tree in Altrincham

July 28, 1969: Katharine, the Duchess of Kent, takes part in a tree-planting ceremony in Altrincham before touring local shops and schools. She also delighted well-wishers by taking time for a friendly chat in the town centre. July was a busy month for the Duchess as...
‘First in the Fight’ Authors

‘First in the Fight’ Authors

This week in July 1858, an extraordinary woman was born in the Manchester suburb of Moss Side. A clue to her future lay in the political backgrounds of her parents, Sophia and Robert Goulden. A Manx woman, Sophia was steeped in the social unrest that characterised the...