This Week – Cantona Lifts FA Cup

This Week – Cantona Lifts FA Cup

May 11 1996 Captain Eric Cantona holds up the FA Cup after United defeat Liverpool 1-0 at Wembley. Cantona was the match winner, scoring the only goal in the 85th minute. He latched on to punched clearance by Liverpool ‘keeper David James which landed just outside the...
This Week – Manchester City Take on West Ham

This Week – Manchester City Take on West Ham

April 21st 1944 The harsh realities of life in wartime Manchester are captured in this powerful image of housewife Mrs Margaret Jones being forced to cook stew on a watchman’s brazier in New Bridge Street. Mrs Jones and her family had been left without gas in her home...
This Week – Christiano Ronaldo Celebrates

This Week – Christiano Ronaldo Celebrates

APRIL 13TH 1951 Long-serving hangman Albert Pierrepoint pulls a pint at his Manchester pub, the Help the Poor Struggler. Pierrepoint executed at least 400 people, including Ruth Ellis, Derek Bentley and the war-time traitor William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw). He hanged more...
This Week – Spike Milligan at the Palace Theatre

This Week – Spike Milligan at the Palace Theatre

APRIL 5TH 1952 It’s all eyes on the ball as West Bromwich Albion inside right John Nicholls goes in for a mid-air duel with Manchester City’s Roy Paul and Kenneth Branagan at Maine Road. West Brom won the Division One encounter 2-1. City eventually finished 15th in...
This Week – Workers on Strike in Rusholme

This Week – Workers on Strike in Rusholme

MARCH 25TH 1943 Youngsters make an impromptu swing out of a lamppost on the corner of a Manchester street during the Second World War. A pram is parked on the pavement while a group of children patiently wait their turn. It’s a wonderful image of simple pleasures,...
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