Bombing raid leaves crater in Birkenhead

Bombing raid leaves crater in Birkenhead

November 1st 1940: A huge crater is left in Vyner Road South in Birkenhead after one of the Luftwaffe’s bombing raids on Merseyside during World War II. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The port of Liverpool was a key strategic target in 1940. Only London suffered...
Salford home ripped apart by air raid bomb

Salford home ripped apart by air raid bomb

October 21th 1940: A Salford house is ripped apart by a Luftwaffe bomb after the Germans stepped up their raids on the North West during World War II. Remarkably, some residents escaped injury by using a mattress for protection. Air raids on Manchester began in August...
Brian Kidd’s acrobatic display

Brian Kidd’s acrobatic display

October 16th 1976: Manchester City forward Brian Kidd goes for the ball in the First Division match against Queens Park Rangers at Maine Road. Watching his acrobatics during the 0-0 draw are team-mates Denis Tueart, centre, and Gary Owen. Kidd made 98 league...