This Week – Christiano Ronaldo Celebrates

by | Apr 15, 2018 | This Week |

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 than 200 people convicted of war crimes in Germany and Austria.

He executed Timothy Evans for a crime committed by his neighbour John Christie, who was also hanged by Pierrepoint.

Albert Pierrepoint. The official executioner.
Picture taken of Albert pulling a pint at his pub,
The Help the Poor Struggler in Manchester in 1951.

APRIL 13TH 1956

Alberto Semprini, one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s, is in Manchester to give a piano recital at the Free Trade Hall.

Semprini hosted his own light music radio programme – the Semprini Serenade – for 25 years. It was always introduced with the words: ‘Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones.’

He also wrote a number of light music compositions, including Mediterranean Concerto which became the theme tune for his radio show.

Alberto Semprini in Manchester. He is to give a piano recital at the Free Trade Hall tomorrow night. April 1956

APRIL 13TH 1962

Tensing the kitten, presumably named because he liked high places, perches on a rail at the elephant enclosure at Belle Vue Zoo.

Watching the kitten intently are the two young Asian elephants Moti and Kali.

The first elephant at the zoo came from Ceylon after being purchased by the Jennison family in 1860.

Tensing the kitten who lives at Belle Vue Zoo in Manchester, meets Moti and Kali the two young elephants during his walkabout in the zoo.
13th April 1962.

APRIL 12TH 1975

Manchester City players crowd round Asa Hartford as he scores the only goal in the 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Pictured at the First Division match are Willie Donachie, Hartford, Mike Doyle, Colin Bell and Rodney Marsh.

City finished the season in 8th place with 46 points. Bell was top scorer with 18 goals.

Chelsea fared less well. They were relegated along with Luton Town and Carlisle United after finishing 21st with 33 points.

Sport Football Division One Chelsea v Manchester City 1974/75 Season. The match at Stamford Bridge ended in a one nil victory for Manchester City April 1975 75-1915

APRIL 12TH 1983

Coronation Street actor Fred Feast, who played Rovers barman Fred Gee, watches in anguish as his car rolls into the lake at Tatton Park with Bet Lynch (Julie Goodyear) and Betty Turpin (Betty Driver) still inside.

Fred planned to impress barmaid Bet with a drive out in his Rover 2000, but things went badly wrong when the hapless potman left the handbrake off.

It went from bad to worse when Fred carried Bet back to dry land and promptly dumped her in a cowpat!

Fred Feast Actor who played Fred Gee in Coronation Street watches in a scene from the Street as his car plunges into the Lake at Tatton Park near Manchester with Bet Lynch and Betty Turpin in it
April 1983

APRIL 10TH 2007

Christiano Ronaldo celebrates with team-mate Alan smith after scoring his second goal in United’s 7-1 victory over AS Roma at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils won the Champions League quarter final 8-3 on aggregate after a 2-1 defeat in the Italian capital.

United’s scorers at Old Trafford were Ronaldo, Smith, Michael Carrick (2), Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra. Roma’s reply came from Daniele de Rossi.

United went out in the semi-final 5-3 on aggregate to eventual winners AC Milan.

Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match at Old Trafford. Manchester United 7 v AS Roma 1 (United win 8-3 on aggregate).
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal with teammate Alan Smith after he scored the fifth goal for United and his second of the game.
10th April 2007.