Growing Up In The 60s

Growing Up In The 60s

Mobile phones and computer games were far in the future for children on Merseyside in the 1960s. Books and comics fired the imagination, along with black-and-white TV and the wonderful pastime of ‘playing out.’ Games of football in the streets were commonplace along...
10cc at Manchester Airport ahead of USA tour

10cc at Manchester Airport ahead of USA tour

June 24, 1975: Stockport band 10cc pose for the press at Manchester airport before their extensive tour of the USA. They are, from left, Lol Crème, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman. The group had just gone to Number One with probably their greatest hit –...
Northern Tennis Stars

Northern Tennis Stars

If you wanted to see brilliant men’s tennis played by its biggest stars in the 1990s, then Didsbury was the place to go. Sampras, McEnroe, Edberg, Ivanisevic and Rafter all made their way to Manchester to play at the Northern Lawn Tennis Club. The Manchester Open was...
Soldiers change colours at St Audenshaw Grammar

Soldiers change colours at St Audenshaw Grammar

June 18, 1959: The old colours of the 8th and 9th battalions of the Manchester Regiment are proudly dipped in salute before being marched off the parade ground at High Lea Camp. The soldiers were rehearsing for the ceremony of the new colours taking place at St...
Royal Ferries

Royal Ferries

The ferries plying their trade on the River Mersey received a rare honour from King George V in April 1918. The steamers Iris and Daffodil were awarded the title ‘Royal’ in recognition of their wartime service. Both sailed far from Wallasey to be used as troop ships...