October 1, 1957:
Like father like son… Former England table tennis international Ken Stanley and his 12-year-old son David practise their teamwork before the North of England championships in Manchester.
The two competed in the doubles event. David grew up with the sport as father Ken ran a table tennis school in Burnley.
Ken Stanley was part of the England team that won the bronze medal in the 1939 World Table Tennis Championships in Cairo.
October 8, 1959:
Salford pensioners turn out to vote in the 1959 General Election under the watchful eye of a Bobbie on the Beat.
The election proved to be a third consecutive victory for the Conservative party. The Tories, under Harold Macmillan, increased their Parliamentary majority over Hugh Gaitskell’s Labour party to 101 seats.
The Liberals, under Jo Grimond, returned six MPs to the House of Commons.
The Salford East constituency was won by Labour’s Frank Allaun with 20,351 votes. Conservative John Franks was second with 17,171 votes.
October 1, 1967:
Clearly health and safety wasn’t an issue when Kumar, a two-year-old Bengal Tiger, became the focal point of a Manchester fashion shoot.
The well-trained big cat, probably from Belle Vue zoo, seemed quite at home with the models although it looks like he was firmly chained to the floor.
A couple of the models are obviously keeping a close eye on Kumar – and who could blame them?