Everton in the 60s

Everton in the 60s

It wasn’t just the Beatles who put Liverpool on the map in the swinging ‘60s. Everton Football Club were flying high too, winning two league championships and an FA Cup under the watchful eye of manager Harry Catterick. Unlike Liverpool’s extrovert boss Bill Shankly,...
Dog saves another dog from drowning

Dog saves another dog from drowning

August 4, 1966: Proud owner Stanley Lomax is pictured with his dog Thane, who showed real canine courage when he saved another dog from drowning. The 11-month-old retriever, photographed at home in Farnworth, near Bolton, was presented with a special plaque for...
Football Connections

Football Connections

Football in Manchester has always been a game full of odd coincidences and connections. Who would have thought that Manchester City’s dogged captain Don Revie would end up as manager of Leeds United, swooping to sign midfielder Johnny Giles from arch rivals Manchester...
Bread

Bread

It’s amusing to reflect that one of Liverpool’s most famous TV comedies was based on a bit of cockney rhyming slang. The show was Bread – and it ran on BBC1 from 1986 to 1991 with an audience of 20 million viewers at its peak. The humour revolved around a Dingle...