The Monkees launch UK and US tour

The Monkees launch UK and US tour

June 26, 1967: Manchester-born Monkee Davy Jones joins his band mates at a press conference to launch the group’s major UK and USA tour. Jones, left, from Openshaw, is pictured with Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz. The Monkees, originally created for an...
10cc at Manchester Airport ahead of USA tour

10cc at Manchester Airport ahead of USA tour

June 24, 1975: Stockport band 10cc pose for the press at Manchester airport before their extensive tour of the USA. They are, from left, Lol Crème, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman. The group had just gone to Number One with probably their greatest hit –...
Soldiers change colours at St Audenshaw Grammar

Soldiers change colours at St Audenshaw Grammar

June 18, 1959: The old colours of the 8th and 9th battalions of the Manchester Regiment are proudly dipped in salute before being marched off the parade ground at High Lea Camp. The soldiers were rehearsing for the ceremony of the new colours taking place at St...
Stockport air crash survivors say goodbye

Stockport air crash survivors say goodbye

June 10, 1967: Stockport air crash survivors Billy (12) and Harold Wood (14) and their mother Gillian say goodbye to Sister Susan Butcher at Stockport Infirmary. The accident occurred when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut owned by British Midland Airways came down in a small...