Man City FA Cup 1969

Man City FA Cup 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 main image this week shows the victorious Manchester City team parading the FA Cup on an open-top bus outside the Town...
Trevor Francis leaves Maine Road after FA Cup match

Trevor Francis leaves Maine Road after FA Cup match

January 16, 1982: Manchester City striker Trevor Francis, second left, leaves the field at Maine Road after beating Cardiff City in the Third Round of the FA Cup. Francis scored twice in the Blues’ 3-1 victory with the other goal coming from Bobby McDonald. City fared...
Mass smallpox vaccination at Manchester Town Hall

Mass smallpox vaccination at Manchester Town Hall

January 15, 1962: Just like now, mass vaccination was in full swing 60 years ago. But this time the targeted virus was smallpox, not Covid 19. Doctors commandeered Manchester Town Hall to deliver doses of the vaccine during the 1962 outbreak – without face masks or...
War is over yet Observer Corps continue

War is over yet Observer Corps continue

January 8, 1948: After World War II had ended, married women with families were among the volunteers who carried on their wartime work for the Observer Corps. Teams kept in practice by meeting once a fortnight to plot aircraft movements at the Levenshulme control...