Old Trafford – Behind The Scenes

Old Trafford – Behind The Scenes

Half a century ago this week, the M.E.N. published a fascinating insight into life behind the scenes at Old Trafford during the First Test match against the West Indies. Photographers captured every aspect of the grand cricketing occasion – from cushion-sellers...
Stockport air crash survivors say goodbye

Stockport air crash survivors say goodbye

June 10, 1967: Stockport air crash survivors Billy (12) and Harold Wood (14) and their mother Gillian say goodbye to Sister Susan Butcher at Stockport Infirmary. The accident occurred when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut owned by British Midland Airways came down in a small...
The Fourmost

The Fourmost

They were on the tour bus with Cilla Black and sung early Lennon and McCartney songs. They played on stage in the film Ferry Cross the Mersey and had Brian Epstein as their manager. They even recorded at Abbey Road studios with George Martin. In fact, all the right...
D-Day

D-Day

The announcement everyone was waiting for arrived in Manchester over a makeshift tannoy at the Army Equipment exhibition in Manchester. Soldiers and civilians alike craned their heads towards the loudspeaker which suddenly crackled into life. A monotone voice...