Category: Wartime

VE Day

iNostalgia looks back on VE Day 1945 with the aid of remarkable photos rediscovered in the M.E.N. archive

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Wartime Lord Street 1943

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our image this week shows Lord Street in May 1943. Bomb damage from the Blitz is still in evidence as trams ply their way along the usually busy thoroughfare.

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November 1973 - A long queue of youngsters auditioning to be Ken Dodd’s Diddy Men winding round Manchester’s Opera House.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 1963: Freddie Garrity, lead singer of Manchester band Freddie and the Dreamers, relaxes backstage after an energetic performance at the Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

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