Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

July 16, 1966: Portugese player Morais carefully cradles a lost song thrush that found its way on to the Old Trafford pitch during the World Cup group match between Bulgaria and Portugal. His rescue mission was a success, just like Portugal’s performance on the day....
Prince Plays to a Packed G-Mex

Prince Plays to a Packed G-Mex

March 11, 1995: Music sensation Prince plays to a packed house at Manchester’s G-Mex centre as part of his Ultimate Live Experience tour. At the time, Prince had officially adopted a symbol – known as the ‘Love Symbol’ – as his stage name. He took the step as he was...
Belle Vue Burns…

Belle Vue Burns…

February 2, 1958: Firemen tackle the blaze which gutted the York Restaurant and Coronation Ballroom at Belle Vue zoo and amusement park. Artist Syd Lane’s studio was destroyed and 5,000 musical scores belonging to Fred Bonelli and his Old Time Orchestra went up in...