Rovers Return 1968

Rovers Return 1968

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our main image this week shows the bar at the Rovers Return, Coronation Street, in April 1968. A rowdy crowd seem to be...
Memories of the 70s

Memories of the 70s

How well do you remember Manchester in the 1970s? It was a time of industrial unrest, the three-day Week, decimalisation and the nation’s entry into the Common Market. It was also the decade of one of the longest droughts in memory, the Bay City Rollers, Wigan Casino...
Old Trafford ticket queue

Old Trafford ticket queue

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our main image this week shows the queue outside Old Trafford for tickets to the much-anticipated FA Cup semi-final clash...
Maine Road Braziers

Maine Road Braziers

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our main image this week shows ground staff desperately trying to thaw out the frozen pitch at Maine Road, Manchester, using...
Manchester Pantomimes

Manchester Pantomimes

It’s fair to say the glittering array of talent in Manchester pantomimes of the 1960s read like a Who’s Who of British light entertainment. Norman Wisdom, Bob Monkhouse, Bruce Forsyth, Ruby Murray, Des O’Connor, Alfred Marx and Freddie and the Dreamers all trod the...
Manchester Christmas Derbies

Manchester Christmas Derbies

The Red Devils were expecting an early Christmas present when Eric Cantona chose the local derby with Manchester City to make his league debut in December 1992. The mercurial Frenchman, signed from Leeds United, had already lit up training with the aura and presence...