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 dramatic image this week shows houses in Runcorn dwarfed by the new bridge being built over the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal.
Our nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Manchester in the 1950s – a time when post-war austerity finally lifted, TV came into people’s lives and Britain’s first motorway was opened in the North West.
iNostalgia remembers the remarkable career of Ted Sagar – Everton’s goalkeeper for more than two decades
Plus, it’s all eyes on the ball as Manchester City take on Aston Villa in a First Division match at Villa Park; and Manchester United winger George Best gets down to some serious winter training
iNostalgia remembers two German signings who made a big impact at Maine Road in the 1990s – one forging an unbreakable bond with the fans
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows the victorious Manchester City team parading the FA Cup on an open-top bus outside the Town Hall. The date is April 27th 1969.
Plus, Workers learn the news that Eagley Mills near Bolton, owned by J P Coats Ltd, has been scheduled to close in June with the loss of 600 jobs.
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 the massive grain silo of Liverpool’s Brunswick Dock with the tower of the Anglican Cathedral in the background. The date is January 27th 1960.
From Boys from the Blackstuff to Bread and Brighton Belles, iNostalgia looks back on the memorable stage and screen career of Jean Boht
Plus, It’s a historic day for the Manchester Ship Canal as a tug boat helps the first tanker through the lock at the new oil terminal at Eastham.
iNostalgia finds out there was much more to Farnworth actress Hylda Baker than Nellie Pledge and Nearest and Dearest
Plus, children from St Luke’s Primary School, Manchester enjoy a snowball fight; and Des O’Connor makes guest appearance at Tiffany’s nightclub