Granada’s Forgotten Shows

Granada’s Forgotten Shows

Granada TV shows like Coronation Street, University Challenge and the Comedians will forever hold a special place in the nation’s viewing memories. But how many will remember less familiar productions like The Man in Room 17, Nice Time or the 1970s pop sensation...
Hall Of Fame  – John Alcock

Hall Of Fame – John Alcock

Manchester has a unique place in aviation history thanks to First World War hero and intrepid pilot Sir John William ‘Jack’ Alcock. As one half of the legendary duo Alcock and Brown, he made the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to...
Trains & Boats & Planes

Trains & Boats & Planes

For a few brief months in 1962, the Wirral made history as the location of the world’s first ever passenger hovercraft service. The Vickers VA3 was a wonder of modern engineering. It weighed 10 tons and could carry 24 passengers at speeds of up to 60 knots. It was...
Pakistan at Old Trafford

Pakistan at Old Trafford

It was a wet summer when Old Trafford first welcomed the Pakistan cricket team to these shores in July 1954. The newly formed nation was playing its first Test series against England – and conditions did not suit the visitors. The Manchester skies were overcast when...
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