Hall Of Fame – Paul Scholes

Hall Of Fame – Paul Scholes

France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry described him as the best player in Premier League history. Spanish playmaker Xavi called him the finest midfielder he’d seen in recent years and Socrates reckoned he was good enough to play for Brazil! The player they praised...
Hall Of Fame – Brian Cox

Hall Of Fame – Brian Cox

It was NASA astronomer Carl Sagan’s book Cosmos that first inspired Brian Cox to be become a scientist. The well-known Oldham physicist, TV presenter and author read the book at the age of 12 – and never looked back. Music was also a major part of the young...
Hall of Fame – Joanne Whalley

Hall of Fame – Joanne Whalley

The career of film and TV actress Joanne Whalley could have taken a very different turn if she’d stuck to her musical roots. For the star of Scandal, the Singing Detective and the Borgias was the once the lead singer of an all-girl group called Cindy and the Saffrons....
Hall of Fame – Robert Powell

Hall of Fame – Robert Powell

No-one could ever accuse Salford film and TV star Robert Powell of being type-cast in his long and varied acting career. His roles have ranged all the way from Jesus of Nazareth to hapless cop David Briggs in Jasper Carrott’s comedy sitcom The Detectives. He played...
Hall of Fame – Allan Clarke

Hall of Fame – Allan Clarke

Salford school pals Allan Clarke and Graham Nash were the backbone of world-famous Manchester band The Hollies. The pair founded the group in December 1962 after singing together from an early age. Joining them were Vic Steele on lead guitar and Eric Haydock on bass....
Hall Of Fame – Violet Carson

Hall Of Fame – Violet Carson

There can be few more familiar sights on TV soaps than Coronation Street’s Ena Sharples sipping milk stout with Minnie Caldwell and Martha Longhurst. The fearsome yet matronly Ena, played by Ancoats-born actress Violet Carson, ruled the Rovers snug for two decades...
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