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Blackpool Tower 1893

This week we move a little way up the coast with a historic image of Blackpool Tower – a familiar landmark for thousands of Liverpool holidaymakers down the years.

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Diddymen Opera House 1973

Our main image this week shows a long queue of youngsters auditioning to be Ken Dodd’s Diddy Men winding round Manchester’s Opera House. The date is November 1973.

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Best and Bond 1964

Our main image this week shows Manchester United’s teenage winger George Best tussling with West Ham right back and future Manchester City manager John Bond.

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Val Doonican 1975

Our main image this week shows popular singer and entertainer Val Doonican with stars from the Royal Ballet at Manchester’s Palace Theatre. The date is October 1975.

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November 1973 - A long queue of youngsters auditioning to be Ken Dodd’s Diddy Men winding round Manchester’s Opera House.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 1963: Freddie Garrity, lead singer of Manchester band Freddie and the Dreamers, relaxes backstage after an energetic performance at the Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

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