Denis Law attacks Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

Denis Law attacks Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

April 17, 1971: Manchester United attacker Denis Law fires in a shot during the First Division match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Law scored a hat-trick in United’s 5-3 victory with the other two goals coming from George Best. The Red Devils were recovering...
Man Builds Boat on Roof

Man Builds Boat on Roof

April 14, 1968: Most people are content with building the odd patio, wall or shed in their garden – but not John Worthington of Salford. He spent the winter making a 16ft cabin cruiser on the roof behind his terraced home. We’re not sure what the neighbours made of...
Bank Holiday Traffic Queues Along A556

Bank Holiday Traffic Queues Along A556

April 7, 1969: Traffic queues along the A556 toward Manchester as families make the journey back from North Wales on a sizzling Bank holiday Monday. Motorcycles have come to standstill too, wedged between a Ford Zodiac and Triumph Herald – two of the most popular cars...
Prisoners Protest on Strangeways Rooftop

Prisoners Protest on Strangeways Rooftop

April 1, 1990: Police officers gather in riot gear at the start of the 25-day rooftop protest at Manchester’s Strangeways Prison. The protest began in the prison chapel and quickly spread through the prison. It only ended on April 25 when the final five prisoners were...
Hell’s Angels turn up at a Wigan Church…

Hell’s Angels turn up at a Wigan Church…

March 19, 1968: There was a service with a difference at Trinity Methodist Church in Wigan when a posse of Hell’s Angels or ‘Ton-up boys’ and their girlfriends turned up on their bikes. They were invited by 22-year-old minister the Reverend Richard Plant, who was...
Jimmy Greaves’ West Ham debut at Maine Road…

Jimmy Greaves’ West Ham debut at Maine Road…

March 21, 1970: It was ominous for Manchester City when former England striker Jimmy Greaves played his first match for West Ham at Maine Road. He had scored on his debut for every senior side he represented – Chelsea, Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and England. In just ten...