The 5th Beatle

The 5th Beatle

Over the years, many people have laid claim to the informal title of the fifth Beatle. Some say it was original band member Stuart Sutcliffe. Others reckon it was the group’s first drummer Pete Best. Many point to the influence of manager Brian Epstein or producer...
Songs About Manchester

Songs About Manchester

Who would have thought that two of the most memorable one-hit wonders of all time would come out of Manchester? And that a children’s choir from a Stockport primary school would be heavily involved in both of them! The two singles were There’s No One Quite Like...
Suffragettes March Through Manchester

Suffragettes March Through Manchester

July 21, 1913: Women from the National Union of Suffrage Societies, the organisation founded by Margaret Ashton, march through Manchester on their way to London from Carlisle. Ashton was the first woman to run for election to Manchester City Council – and in 1908...
Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

July 16, 1966: Portugese player Morais carefully cradles a lost song thrush that found its way on to the Old Trafford pitch during the World Cup group match between Bulgaria and Portugal. His rescue mission was a success, just like Portugal’s performance on the day....