Category: 1960s

Manchester 60s

Our weekly nostalgia quiz this week focuses on the 1960s with questions ranging from football legend Pele playing in goal in a muddy Bolton public park to Bobbie the Coronation Street cat.

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William Roache 1968

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows actors William Roache, right, and Jack Howarth in a parlour scene from Granada’s long-running soap Coronation Street. The date is April 1968.

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Panto procession Dale Street 1960

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows crowds in Dale Street enjoying the annual student Panto Procession as it nears the Town Hall. It is February 1960.

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Runcorn Bridge 1960

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our dramatic image this week shows houses in Runcorn dwarfed by the new bridge being built over the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal.

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November 1973 - A long queue of youngsters auditioning to be Ken Dodd’s Diddy Men winding round Manchester’s Opera House.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 1963: Freddie Garrity, lead singer of Manchester band Freddie and the Dreamers, relaxes backstage after an energetic performance at the Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

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