This Week – Official Metrolink Launch…

This Week – Official Metrolink Launch…

1992 July 17: The Queen officially opens Metrolink by unveiling a plaque at St Peter’s Square during her visit to Manchester. The first phase involved the conversion of two rail lines – the Bury-Victoria line in the north and the Altrincham-Piccadilly line in the...
Hall Of Fame – Fred Perry

Hall Of Fame – Fred Perry

There can be few more iconic figures in British tennis than Stockport-born legend Fred Perry. He won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships from 1934 to 1936 and was ranked the best in the world in the early 1930s. Perry was the first player to win a career Grand...
Take That

Take That

There was a seismic shift in British pop music when four young men from the Manchester area decided to form a band in 1990. Along with a precocious talent from Stoke-on-Trent, they created a sensation that took the teenage world by storm. They became so big that the...
HMS Conqueror

HMS Conqueror

When nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sped down the slipway at Birkenhead in 1969, no-one suspected it would one day sink an Argentinian battleship half way round the world. The 5,400-ton vessel, built by Cammell Laird at a cost of £30 million, was designed to hunt...
Corrie Stage Stars

Corrie Stage Stars

There’s a well-trodden path from the cobblestones of Coronation Street to the boards of the serious stage. Stars who’ve made the transition include Pat Phoenix, who played the incomparable Elsie Tanner, and Roy Barraclough, who was irrepressible Rovers’ landlord Alec...