Suffragettes March Through Manchester

Suffragettes March Through Manchester

July 21, 1913: Women from the National Union of Suffrage Societies, the organisation founded by Margaret Ashton, march through Manchester on their way to London from Carlisle. Ashton was the first woman to run for election to Manchester City Council – and in 1908...
Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

July 1, 1989: It’s smiles all the way as Manchester launches its spirited bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games. Six cities were in the running – Athens, Atlanta, Toronto, Melbourne, Belgrade and Manchester itself. The Olympic committee announced the results of its...
Princess Diana visits Altrincham

Princess Diana visits Altrincham

July 7, 1992: Well-wishers in Altrincham give a rapturous welcome to Princess Diana during her official visit to the North West. The Princess of Wales stepped aboard a narrow boat, appropriately titled the Prince William, in Altrincham and also toured Manchester Royal...