Francis Lee salutes the Maine Road faithful…

Francis Lee salutes the Maine Road faithful…

February 5, 1994: Former Manchester City player Francis Lee salutes the Maine Road faithful after becoming chairman of the club. The occasion was the Premier League match against Ipswich. City won 2-1 with goals from Garry Flitcroft and Carl Griffiths. Lee was popular...
Corrie Murals

Corrie Murals

Artist John Bratby was probably the ideal choice to create a portrait of the Coronation Street cast in the 1960s. His ‘kitchen-sink’ realism and no-nonsense style perfectly matched the gritty Northern tone of the popular Granada soap. All the Street’s stars were...
Yellow Submarine at Liverpool Garden Festival

Yellow Submarine at Liverpool Garden Festival

Some remarkable and awe-inspiring craft have come out of the Cammell Laird shipyards over the years. Liners like the Mauretania, warships including the Ark Royal and the nuclear submarines Conqueror, Revenge and Renown have all rolled down the Birkenhead slipway. But...
Belle Vue Burns…

Belle Vue Burns…

February 2, 1958: Firemen tackle the blaze which gutted the York Restaurant and Coronation Ballroom at Belle Vue zoo and amusement park. Artist Syd Lane’s studio was destroyed and 5,000 musical scores belonging to Fred Bonelli and his Old Time Orchestra went up in...
Denis Law

Denis Law

Most footballers would be jubilant after scoring six goals in a single match. But not Manchester City’s gifted young forward Denis Law. This week in January 1961, his double hat-trick against Luton at Kenilworth Road was wiped from the record books. City were 6-2 up...