Sweeney Legend Was a Mancunian!

It’s amusing to reflect that one of London’s most famous TV characters was a Mancunian. For John Thaw, who played Flying Squad Detective Jack Regan in The Sweeney, was actually born in Longsight, Manchester. The Sweeney became a symbol for 1970s London –savvy, smart...

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St Ann’s Square Manchester

St Ann's Square is a major focal point for the city of Manchester. We know it today for its retail shops and market stalls however St Ann's Square also has an intriguing history. The area was once known as Acresfield, the earliest recording of which dates back to...

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Ocean Software

Ocean Software was founded in Manchester in 1983. The company headquarters were located on Central Street in Manchester City Centre. Originally named Spectrum Software, the initial name caused some confusion due to the similarly named ZX Spectrum. As a result of this,...

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MCFC in the 1970’s

Maine Road was home to Manchester City Football Club from 1923 to 2003. Thousands of fans flocked to the Moss Side stadium over the years to see Manchester City play against their rival teams. From periods of triumph to difficult times in the late 90s, Manchester City...

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M People

The band M People were one of the most successful dance acts of the 90’s. M People (or Mike’s People) was formed in 1991 by resident Hacienda DJ Mike Pickering. Originally to feature multiple different singers, Pickering made Heather Small a permanent member of the...

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The Hacienda

In May 1982, the legendary Hacienda first opened its doors. A former yacht builder’s warehouse turned iconic music venue, the Hacienda defined the ‘Madchester’ era. Well known for it’s yellow and black stripes and industrial warehouse feel, the Hacienda interior was...

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