Belle Vue basked in a golden age of popular music in the 1970s as almost every major band and artist made a beeline to play there. The Kings Hall was, quite simply, one of the biggest dates on the tour circuit. With the capacity to hold up to 7,000 people, it was one of the largest venues outside London. Little wonder that Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple all queued up to come to Belle Vue.
France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry described him as the best player in Premier League history. Spanish playmaker Xavi called him the finest midfielder he’d seen in recent years and Socrates reckoned he was good enough to play for Brazil! The player they praised so highly is, of course, Paul Scholes.
Liverpool Grand Prix
It was hard to believe it was the 15th of July when the cars lined up for the 1961 British Grand Prix at the Aintree circuit. The skies were solid grey and the heavens had opened just 15 minutes before the start of the 225 mile race over a gruelling 75 laps.
It was to prove a fateful combination for British driver Henry Taylor, racing for the Laystall team.
Manchester City won the League Cup for the fifth time last week beating Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley. Nostalgia looks back at the Blues’ League Cup triumphs over the years The look on Jeff Astle’s face said it all. He’d made history by becoming the first player to score in...read more
Each week we share events and memories from the past. This week, The Rolling Stones celebrate in Manchester, Bobby Charlton meets the Prime Minister, Prince performs at the G-Mex, Eric Cantona scores and Kylie performs at the Manchester Apollo. March 8th 1965 The...read more
Each week we look back at different events and memories. This weeks memories include Les Dawson at the Opera House, Dennis Law and Bonnie Langford. February 26th 1969 Lugubrious Les Dawson takes time to reflect at Manchester’s Opera House after landing the biggest job...read more
iNostalgia looks back at the history of the Manchester Ship Canal – the engineering wonder that helped turn the Northwest into an industrial powerhouse. Some extraordinary things have found their way into the Manchester Ship Canal since it was officially opened by...read more
It’s Carry On Corrie! iNostalgia remembers Coronation Street stars who’ve also brightened up the big screen in the Carry On movies. Coronation Street and Carry On films must be two of Britain’s most enduring and best loved institutions. Corrie has been coming into our...read more
iNostalgia remembers the Class of ’92 and catches up with some of the players who left United after the FA Youth Cup triumph. Everyone can rattle off the big names when it comes to United’s brilliant Class of ’92. Beckham, Scholes, Giggs, Neville and Butt all went on...read more
Then and Now
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.
This week our main image shows Withy Grove in 1901 looking towards Corporation Street with Milner Street on the left.
Horse-drawn carts are still the main means of transport across the cobblestones although a trolleybus can be glimpsed in the distance.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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