Students march in Suez crisis protest

Students march in Suez crisis protest

November 1, 1956: Students at Manchester University stage a protest march against British involvement in the Suez crisis. They were angry at Prime Minister Anthony Eden’s belligerent stance after Egypt’s leader Abdul Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal and Israel had...
Don Revie set to leave Man City for Sunderland

Don Revie set to leave Man City for Sunderland

October 29, 1956: Footballer Don Revie looks pensive as he prepares to leave Manchester City after signing for Sunderland. The future Leeds United and England manager, who played deep-lying centre forward for City, transferred to the Black Cats for a fee of £22,000....
Cannon and Ball return to Oldham

Cannon and Ball return to Oldham

October 23, 1978: Comedy duo Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball make a return trip to the Crane Fruehauf factory in Oldham where they first met as welders in the 1960s. The duo started their showbiz career singing on Manchester’s pub and club circuit before making it big on...
Shoppers in the 1970s remember Saxone shoe shop

Shoppers in the 1970s remember Saxone shoe shop

October 15, 1978: Saturday shoppers dodge the traffic in Manchester city centre at a time when goods were bought from stores rather than online and shops still closed on Sundays. In the background is a Saxone shoe shop, a High Street staple until 1996 when owners...