The Queen visits Stockport…

The Queen visits Stockport…

March 22, 1991: The Queen smiles radiantly as she is surrounded by flags and flowers on a walkabout in Stockport. Well-wishers gathered early to catch a glimpse of their monarch, who was making an official visit to the North West. It was to prove a momentous year for...
Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh…

Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh…

March 18, 1972: Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh takes the field with club legend Colin Bell for the First Division match against Chelsea at Maine Road. City won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from defender Tommy Booth. Marsh was substituted in the second half – to...
Keith Richards Mobbed by Fans

Keith Richards Mobbed by Fans

March 11, 1965: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is mobbed by fans after recording ITV’s ‘Scene at 6.30’ show in Manchester. The Granada weekday news magazine programme ran from 1963 to 1966 and was broadcast in the north of England only. Leading bands of the...
Prince Plays to a Packed G-Mex

Prince Plays to a Packed G-Mex

March 11, 1995: Music sensation Prince plays to a packed house at Manchester’s G-Mex centre as part of his Ultimate Live Experience tour. At the time, Prince had officially adopted a symbol – known as the ‘Love Symbol’ – as his stage name. He took the step as he was...
Bolton Wanderers Reach FA Cup 6th Round…

Bolton Wanderers Reach FA Cup 6th Round…

March 9, 1954: Bolton Wanderers players and their manager Bill Ridding are in cheerful mood as they prepared for their Sixth Round FA Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday. The team had knocked out mighty Liverpool 1-0 in the Third Round and then beat Headington United and...
George Rodgers becomes Labour MP for Chorley…

George Rodgers becomes Labour MP for Chorley…

March 1, 1974: George Rodgers celebrates becoming the new Labour MP for Chorley. He polled 25,440 votes to beat the sitting MP, Conservative Constance Monks, by just 405 votes. Nationally, Labour won 301 seats to the Tories’ 297 resulting in a hung parliament. Harold...