Nobby gets hero’s welcome…

Nobby gets hero’s welcome…

February 26, 1972: Manchester United and England legend Nobby Stiles gets a hero’s welcome on his return to Old Trafford after transferring to Middlesbrough. Tough-tackling midfielder Stiles, born in Collyhurst, made 395 appearances for United between 1960 and 1971,...
The Escorts

The Escorts

Liverpool group The Escorts reckoned they’d have piled up a stack of hit records if Brian Epstein had been their manager. Somehow the 1960s band, formed by three friends from Morrison School for Boys in Allerton, never broke into the big time. The musical talent of...
MP Anthony Barber has his work cut out…

MP Anthony Barber has his work cut out…

February 23, 1974: Altrincham and Sale MP Anthony Barber looks like he’s got his work cut out trying to convince this Manchester voter a week ahead of the General Election on February 28th. Barber, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in Edward Heath’s Tory cabinet,...