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...