Z Cars

Z Cars

Believe it or not, popular Merseyside TV series Z Cars started life on a scriptwriter’s sickbed. Creator Troy Kennedy Martin was so bored when he was laid up with mumps that he tuned into police messages on his radio to pass the time. It gave him the idea for the...
Northern Soul Takes the North West by Storm

Northern Soul Takes the North West by Storm

iNostalgia remembers a music phenomenon that took the North West by storm in the late 1970s – Northern Soul It’s odd to think that Northern Soul probably got its name from a record shop in London’s Covent Garden. Journalist Dave Godin coined the term to cater for...
Picketers’ Hard Fight to Save Their Jobs

Picketers’ Hard Fight to Save Their Jobs

The 1970s were a time of industrial upheaval in Manchester. Mills closed, strikes were common – and the lights went out. iNostalgia looks back at the dark days… Everyone has their own personal memories of the power cuts – playing cards by candle light, reading a...
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