Golf

Golf

The cream of Europe’s golfers will be polishing up their putting just south of Paris this week in the final countdown to the 42nd Ryder Cup. But back in the late 1970s, the competition that attracted Europe’s elite was the Greater Manchester Open held each year at...
Evacuees

Evacuees

Some were smiling, others were quiet and apprehensive. A few were even excited. All wore name tags and carried gas masks in cardboard boxes, tied to their coats or necks with bits of string. For these were the evacuees, the children forced to leave Liverpool for the...
Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker was a major music hall star before she found national fame as Nellie Pledge in Granada TV’s most successful sitcom Nearest and Dearest. Born at 23 Ashworth Street, Farnworth, in February 1905, Baker was 63 when she first started playing the joint owner of...
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