… plus, Vivien Leigh rehearses for Noel Coward play at Manchester Opera House, and orchestra at Chetham’s Hospital School dress in traditional uniform.
More than 650 Cunard crew members volunteered to transport 3,000 members of the Fifth Infantry Brigade to South Georgia. The ship was painted battleship grey and two helipads were added. The perilous wartime voyage was certainly a far cry from the carefree days of expectation in 1966, when the new liner would open up a new era in cruising for Cunard…read more
…plus, Manchester City’s Kevin Reeves misses a chance to score at White Hart Lane, and PM David Lloyd George visits Stockport to support Liberals in by-election.read more
Life-long Manchester United supporter David Gray achieved world-wide fame when he released his smash-hit album White Ladder in 2000. Over his career, Gray has notched up 12 million album sales and has won two Ivor Novello awards and a Q award…read more
…plus, Manchester model retires after 17 years on the catwalk, and world-famous Italian Tenor visits Daily Mirror’s Manchester office.read more
It’s not a difficult journey between Liverpool and Manchester – unless you’re a footballer that is! Only a few brave souls have managed to play for both United and Liverpool since the 1920s…read more
It’s 25 years since Manchester lost its bid to host the 2000 Olympics. iNostalgia looks back on the momentous day the decision was announcedread 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 today.
This week it’s the turn of Oxford Road, already busy in our original image dating from the early 20th century.
Much has changed, but the massive clock tower still watches over the hundreds of people who pour into the city every day.
The trams that trundled along Oxford Road have been replaced by cars and buses, but the 217ft clock tower on the former Refuge building still looms in the background.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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