Hall Of Fame – Peter Butterworth

Hall Of Fame – Peter Butterworth

Few people will know that Bramhall-born Carry On star Peter Butterworth once used his acting skills to help an escape from a German prisoner of war camp. And not just any camp, but Stalag Luft III near Sagan – later immortalised in the film The Great Escape....
Belle Vue Aces

Belle Vue Aces

It’s fair to say Manchester speedway stars the Belle Vue Aces leave most other teams for dust when it comes to winning trophies. Since they started racing in 1928, the Gorton-based outfit have ridden off with the British League five times and the British League...
Battling Bessey

Battling Bessey

World boxing champion Hogan Bassey wasn’t the only hard-hitter for Liverpool in the 1950s and early 1960s. His good friend, battling Labour MP Bessie Braddock, packed quite a punch herself in the tough world of politics. She always fought the city’s corner, proving...