Success for City in FA Cup Final

Success for City in FA Cup Final

April 26, 1969: Joyful Manchester City fans pack into Wembley stadium for the 1969 FA Cup Final against Leicester City. The City faithful, many wearing boaters and rosettes, were in expectant mood. As reigning First Division champions, the Blues were hot favourites....
Niall Quinn steps in as goalie at Maine Road

Niall Quinn steps in as goalie at Maine Road

April 20, 1991: Manchester City striker Niall Quinn was forced to step in as goalkeeper when regular ‘keeper Tony Coton was sent off before half time against Derby County. Quinn made a good job of it too, saving a penalty to help City to a 2-1 victory in the Division...
Denis Law attacks Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

Denis Law attacks Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

April 17, 1971: Manchester United attacker Denis Law fires in a shot during the First Division match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Law scored a hat-trick in United’s 5-3 victory with the other two goals coming from George Best. The Red Devils were recovering...
Man Builds Boat on Roof

Man Builds Boat on Roof

April 14, 1968: Most people are content with building the odd patio, wall or shed in their garden – but not John Worthington of Salford. He spent the winter making a 16ft cabin cruiser on the roof behind his terraced home. We’re not sure what the neighbours made of...
Bank Holiday Traffic Queues Along A556

Bank Holiday Traffic Queues Along A556

April 7, 1969: Traffic queues along the A556 toward Manchester as families make the journey back from North Wales on a sizzling Bank holiday Monday. Motorcycles have come to standstill too, wedged between a Ford Zodiac and Triumph Herald – two of the most popular cars...
Prisoners Protest on Strangeways Rooftop

Prisoners Protest on Strangeways Rooftop

April 1, 1990: Police officers gather in riot gear at the start of the 25-day rooftop protest at Manchester’s Strangeways Prison. The protest began in the prison chapel and quickly spread through the prison. It only ended on April 25 when the final five prisoners were...