The Stranglers play Manchester’s Electric Circus

The Stranglers play Manchester’s Electric Circus

June 9, 1977: Punk band The Stranglers play Manchester’s Electric Circus on their nationwide tour. On bass is John-Jacques Burnel with Hugh Cornwell on guitar and vocals. The Stranglers’ first album, Rattus Norvegicus, had been released in May. It reached No. 4 in the...
Fast bowler Curtly Ambrose bats against England

Fast bowler Curtly Ambrose bats against England

May 25, 1991: West Indian fast bowler Curtly Ambrose shows his prowess with the bat during the second Texaco Trophy One Day international against England at Old Trafford. Ambrose took two wickets for 36 runs in England’s innings of 270 for four. Top scorer was Allan...
Irlam’s Bleak Future

Irlam’s Bleak Future

May 21, 1971: The town of Irlam faced a bleak future after British Steel announced plans to axe 4,353 jobs at its steelworks by 1974. More than 5,000 people marched through the streets of Irlam and Salford as part of the Save our Steelworks campaign. By 1979, all...