Hall of Fame – Margaret Beckett

Hall of Fame – Margaret Beckett

As a politician, Dame Margaret Beckett has always been something of a trailblazer. The Labour MP, born in Ashton-under-Lyne, became Britain’s first female Foreign Secretary in 2006 and has held a number of Cabinet posts. When John Smith died in 1994, she became the...
Ford Capri

Ford Capri

There was always something exotic about the Halewood-produced Ford Capri. Its name alone was sunny and cosmopolitan, unlike the more steadfast-sounding Anglia, Standard and Consul. On TV, policemen and gangsters alike loved its sleek looks and raked rear window – the...
Lifting Shambles

Lifting Shambles

Buildings have often been known to sink, but very few have been known to rise. Even fewer that are more than 600 years old! But that was the extraordinary prospect in Manchester in July 1971 when architects designing the Arndale centre were faced with a monumental...
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