Nostalgia focuses on Wigan Pier and its famous visitors down the years

For an ordinary coal-loading jetty in an inland town, Wigan Pier has carved out quite a name for itself over the past century. George Orwell wrote about it, George Formby sang about it and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh made a special visit to its former site 30...

1964: Henry Cooper V Brian London at the King’s Hall, Belle Vue

February 24, 1964: Heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper gets into training before his fight against Brian London at the King’s Hall, Belle Vue. To the winner would go the vacant European, British and Commonwealth titles. As it turned out, Cooper proved too strong for London...

Then & Now – Upper Lloyd Street

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week shows the rousing welcome the Liverpool football team received on returning from the 1950 FA Cup Final at Wembley.

iNostalgia looks back on two legends of Merseyside football who come face to face in a veterans’ match in 1950

Seventy years ago this winter, two footballing giants from Liverpool and Everton shook hands before a floodlit charity match at Holly Park. Leading the former stars of Everton that night was William ‘Dixie’ Dean, arguably the club’s greatest ever player. He scored an...

Then & Now – St George’s Hall

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King Street, Manchester

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester and Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

This week our main image shows people trudging down a snowy King Street in the 1970s, probably seeking cover in one of the many shops.

Modern King Street is now home to some of Manchester’s smartest outlets, boasting well-known designer names. A few can be glimpsed in photographer Nicola Mazzuia’s 2019 picture.

But back in Manchester’s Victorian heyday, the street featured the grand Town Hall, which in turn became the Central Library. The original Town Hall was replaced by a new building in Albert Square.

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62 years ago, the tragic Munich Air Disaster happened. 23 people died which included 8 Manchester United players.

We have looked back at the rebuilding of the club after the tradegy and how the team went on to win the European Cup 10 years later.

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30th January 1967: @PaulMcCartney plays the piano in Knole Park, Kent as The Beatles film the video for “Strawberry Fields Forever”. The song was released in February as a double A-side with “Penny Lane”. The song peaked at number two in the charts.

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13th January 1978: Donald "Ginger" McCain, the trainer of three times #GrandNational winner Red Rum, pictured with the famous racehorse at their stables in Birkdale, Southport in Merseyside.

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