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...
Sweeney Legend Was a Mancunian!

Sweeney Legend Was a Mancunian!

It’s amusing to reflect that one of London’s most famous TV characters was a Mancunian. For John Thaw, who played Flying Squad Detective Jack Regan in The Sweeney, was actually born in Longsight, Manchester. The Sweeney became a symbol for 1970s London –savvy, smart...
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