Category: Then & Now

Gordon West 1963

This week shows injured goalkeeper Gordon West celebrating like an excited fan as Everton win the league title on the last day of the season at Goodison Park. The date is April 6th 1963.

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Departure Lounge 1967

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows a scene not witnessed for months in the current Covid lockdown – a family getting ready to jet off to the sun from Manchester’s Ringway Airport.

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Alun Evans 1971

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows Liverpool striker Alun Evans being congratulated by fans after scoring a hat-trick against Bayern Munich at Anfield in March 1971.

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William Roache 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 image this week shows actors William Roache, right, and Jack Howarth in a parlour scene from Granada’s long-running soap Coronation Street. The date is April 1968.

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Empress of England 1957

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this shows a striking view of Liverpool Waterfront from the bow of the ocean liner Empress of England about to leave Gladstone Dock. The date is April 1957.

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Best Ballon D’Or 1969

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows Manchester United winger George Best receiving the prestigious Ballon d’Or trophy for being European Footballer of the Year.

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