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...
Ken Dodd at The Cavern Club

Ken Dodd at The Cavern Club

Two great Liverpool icons – Ken Dodd and the Cavern Club – shared a unique milestone this week in 1964. The much-loved Knotty Ash comedian became the venue’s first ever honorary life member when he stepped on to the famous stage on January 24th. Ever the joker, he...
Fizz and Flowers for Bet Lynch…

Fizz and Flowers for Bet Lynch…

January 24, 1992: It’s fizz and flowers for Middleton actress Julie Goodyear who plays landlady Bet Lynch on Granada TV soap Coronation Street. After making her debut on the programme in 1966, Bet became a barmaid in the Rovers Return in 1970 and was the...
United Vs Arsenal

United Vs Arsenal

Manchester United and Arsenal matches have always been feisty affairs – particularly at Old Trafford. But they climbed to new combative heights in the fiery clashes of the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. Who can forget Martin Keown’s manic stare in 2003 as he confronted...