The Revie Plan

The Revie Plan

The night of Wednesday November 25th 1953 changed football forever in Manchester. England, Olympic champions and top of the world rankings, were beaten 6-3 by Hungary. In fact, they weren’t just beaten – they were taken apart. Hungary outclassed them all over the...
Battling Bessey

Battling Bessey

World boxing champion Hogan Bassey wasn’t the only hard-hitter for Liverpool in the 1950s and early 1960s. His good friend, battling Labour MP Bessie Braddock, packed quite a punch herself in the tough world of politics. She always fought the city’s corner, proving...
Liverpool’s Boxing Legend

Liverpool’s Boxing Legend

He may have been born on the banks of the Cross River in Calabar, Nigeria, but world boxing champion Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey was proud to call Liverpool his home. One of five children, Okon Bassey Asuquo already held the West African and Nigerian bantamweight titles when...
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

After the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Nostalgia looks back at another momentous Royal occasion 55 years ago this week – the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Manchester had already met its future monarch when the morning of the coronation came round on...
The Music of Manchester in the 1950s

The Music of Manchester in the 1950s

Nostalgia looks back on the remarkable life of Salford song-writer Ewan MacColl and the music of Manchester in the 1950s Who would have thought that one of the greatest love songs of all time would be shaped in the grimy streets of Salford during the Great Depression?...
Bolton Win FA Cup

Bolton Win FA Cup

It’s 60 years ago this week that Bolton Wanderers beat a makeshift Manchester United in what became known as the Munich Cup Final. Nostalgia recalls an emotional day The most enduring memory of Wembley stadium on May 3rd 1958 wasn’t skipper Nat Lofthouse lifting the...
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