1971

June 23: Staff at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, line up to meet the Queen on her visit to the city.

Welcoming her is Sir Cyril Harrison, chairman of the board of governors of United Manchester Hospitals.

The Queen also went on an early walkabout when she chatted to crowds in Spinningfields after touring the court buildings in Crown Square.

 

The Queen visits Manchester, 23rd June 1971. St Mary's Hosptal. Sir Cyril E Harrison, Chairman of the Board of Govenors of the United Manchester Hospitals.

The Queen visits Manchester, 23rd June 1971. St Mary’s Hosptal. Sir Cyril E Harrison, Chairman of the Board of Govenors of the United Manchester Hospitals.

 

1969

June 22: Marathon runner Ron Hill takes a break from training to enjoy a bottle of lemonade outside Old Trafford football stadium.

The Accrington athlete was trying out the course for the Maxol Marathon due to take place in the city in July.

Hill, who worked at Courtaulds in Droylsden, finished 7th in the 10,000 metres at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

He set his first world record in 1964 when he ran 1:15:22 over 25 kilometres, knocking more than a second off the legendary Emil Zatopek’s time.

 

Marathon runner Ron Hill who competed in last year's Olympic game in Mexico is pictured here outside old Trafford as he takes a bottle of Lemonade. Ron had just finished trying out the course round Manchester for the Maxol Marathon race in which Ron will be competing with some of the World's best runners on July 20th. June 1969

Marathon runner Ron Hill who competed in last year’s Olympic game in Mexico is pictured here outside old Trafford as he takes a bottle of Lemonade. Ron had just finished trying out the course round Manchester for the Maxol Marathon race in which Ron will be competing with some of the World’s best runners on July 20th. June 1969

 

1947

June 21: Wigan win the delayed Rugby League Championship Final after beating Dewsbury 13-4 at Maine Road.

Proud captain Joe Egan holds on to the trophy after being hoisted aloft by his team-mates.

The 1946-47 season proved to be the longest on record after prolonged frost and snow from the end of January to the middle of March saw many matches postponed.

It was Wigan’s sixth championship after they ended the regular season as league leaders.

They scored three tries to Dewsbury’s two in the play-off final in front of a crowd of 40,599.

 

Rugby League Championship Final. Dewsbury v. Wigan at Maine road, Manchester. Egan the Wigan captain with the cup is carried in triumph by his cheering team mates after their victory over Dewsbury. June 1947

Rugby League Championship Final. Dewsbury v. Wigan at Maine road, Manchester. Egan the Wigan captain with the cup is carried in triumph by his cheering team mates after their victory over Dewsbury. June 1947