Football Pals

Football Pals

It was an unlikely first meeting between lifelong football pals George Best and Mike Summerbee back in 1965. Fed up with staying in his hotel after transferring to Manchester City from Swindon Town, Summerbee decided to go for a walk. He was only 19 at the time and...
Golf

Golf

One of the greatest gestures of fair play in sporting history took place on the 18th green at Royal Birkdale on Sunday September 20th 1969. The 18th Ryder Cup between Britain and the USA was balanced on a knife-edge. The three-day event was all square at 16 points...
Steam

Steam

On the evening of Saturday 3 August 1968, people arriving at Preston station to catch the 20.48 to Blackpool North or the 21.25 to Liverpool Exchange, must have wondered just what was going on. There were hundreds of people milling about – many carrying cameras and...
Dreamers

Dreamers

It had to be one of the oddest encounters of the 1960s… Wacky Manchester pop group Freddie and the Dreamers rolled up at Longleat House in August 1965 to a play a gig for the aristocratic Marquess of Bath. Lead singer Freddie Garrity, all five foot three of him, went...
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...
Liverpool Dock Strike

Liverpool Dock Strike

Murmurs of discontent were rumbling round the Liverpool Docks during the stormy summer of 1960. Frustrated dockers went out on strike in early July demanding a cut in hours and an increase in wages – and the city’s seafarers soon followed suit. The seamen wanted their...
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