On 9 February 2015, BBC journalist Stuart Flinders was in Church Street Liverpool with a camera crew, interviewing elderly passers-by, asking if they remembered the 1966-67 FA Cup Fifth Round clash between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park…
When Manchester City’s legendary goalkeeper Frank Swift retired in September 1949, his replacement would become another legend between the sticks. In November 1949, City signed goalkeeper Bert Trautmann from the Liverpool County Combination League side St Helens Town.
As a lifelong mimic, Stockport entertainer Mike Yarwood did a pretty good impression of being a professional footballer. So good, in fact, that he almost pursued a career in the game instead of going into showbusiness and becoming one of the biggest stars of British TV in the 1960s and 70s.
…plus, New Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson is clearly in the mood to celebrate, and British racing cyclist Chris Boardman poses at Manchester airport after winning gold at the Barcelona Olympics.
Every week Nostalgia finds out what makes Manchester special for local characters and personalities. This week it’s the turn of Emma English, a self confessed chocoholic with a passion for vegan baking.read more
New zoo kitten Ten-Sing gets to know the animals at Belle Vue as he’s taken for a tour by Sylvia Mainwaring, the head of the children’s zoo.read more
We remember Ena Sharples, one of the nation’s best-loved TV characters, dispensing wisdom and advice with a stern moral compass – but liking a good gossip too!read more
Plus.. we remember the FA Cup Final that became better known as the Bert Trautmann final.read more
iNostalgia remembers a music phenomenon that took the North West by storm in the late 1970s.read more
Manchester City manager George Poyser was sacked this week in 1965. iNostalgia recalls some of the famous names who’ve vacated the City hot seat over the years. Life can get really tough when you’re a football manager. Sometimes you just want to go home, lay on a...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.
Our main image, dating from 1915, shows the imposing Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery. The photograph was taken from Gorton Lane.
The Gothic frontage of the church soars above the two-storey Victorian terraced homes and shops. It still dominates the skyline today.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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