Manchester Cathedral Bombed

Manchester Cathedral Bombed

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week shows bomb damage to Manchester Cathedral caused by the Luftwaffe raids of December 1940. The...
United Managers Quiz

United Managers Quiz

As Premier League football returns after the international break, our Nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Manchester United managers from the 1940s to the 1980s. How well do you know the big names who were ‘at the wheel’ before Sir Alex Ferguson started his memorable...
Joe Fagan

Joe Fagan

An extraordinary first encounter between two titans of the modern game took place during a First Division match at Maine Road, Manchester, on Saturday November 29th 1947. Lining up for Manchester City, after waiting nearly eight years to get into the first team, was...
Movie Stars in Manchester Quiz

Movie Stars in Manchester Quiz

Sophia Loren, Kim Novak, Vanessa Redgrave and Vivien Leigh are just some of the major movie stars who’ve filmed in Manchester over the years. Laurence Olivier, Franco Nero, Norman Wisdom and even Laurel and Hardy have also visited the city. How well do you remember...
Cenotaph at St Peter’s Sqaure

Cenotaph at St Peter’s Sqaure

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week shows the Remembrance Sunday ceremony of November 1954 with members of the armed services and...
Andrei Kanchelskis

Andrei Kanchelskis

It’s nearly 30 years since Alex Ferguson started his own Russian Revolution at Manchester United by signing a young winger from deepest Ukraine in March 1991. There were very few foreign-born footballers in the English game – only 13 in the Premier League in 1992 – so...