Preparations for Pope’s visit to Heaton Park

Preparations for Pope’s visit to Heaton Park

May 12, 1982: A police dog-handler carefully checks the enclosure built to house the vast crowds expected at Heaton Park for the visit of Pope John Paul II. The Pope was due to say mass in the park on Monday May 31st at a specially constructed open air altar. More...
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...