Market Street looking toward the Arndale Centre, April 1977

Lifting Shambles

iNostalgia remembers the major engineering operation needed to lift the Old Shambles five feet to build the Arndale Centre…

Bits & Pieces – Manchester Bids to Host Olympics…

…plus Prince Philip spotted outside a Salford pub during a tour of redevelopment area and shopping centre.

This Week – Official Metrolink Launch…

… plus Pele waves goodbye to Manchester as Brazil are defeated in 1966 World Cup..

Fred Perry, left, and Gottfried von Cramm at the Centre Court, Wimbledon, in June 1931

Hall Of Fame – Fred Perry

Perry first started playing tennis on public courts near his family home. His exceptional speed at table tennis served him well as he progressed through the amateur tennis ranks. His 1936 Wimbledon triumph against German Baron Gottfried von Cramm was the quickest men’s final in the 20th century and the second fastest of all time!

Take That on stage in Manchester, July 1993

Take That

iNostalgia looks back at the extraordinary success of Manchester band Take That, from the early years playing pubs and clubs to superstardom in 1996…

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What started life as a tiny room with egg boxes lining the walls became one of the most influential recording studios of the 1970s and 80s. Nostalgia remembers the Stockport phenomenon that was Strawberry Studios. What do music giants 10cc, The Smiths, Neil Sedaka,...

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Romantic Couples in Manchester

iNostalgia looks back at romantic couples in Manchester from Olivier and Leigh to squirrel monkeys Chico and Beano! It can’t be a coincidence that the nation’s favourite love song – I’m Not In Love by 10cc - was written in Manchester. Romance runs through every aspect...

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How United Rebuilt and Conquered Europe

It took a decade for Manchester United to rebuild their team after the devastating Munich air disaster of February 6th 1958. iNostalgia remembers some of the milestones on the way. The mixture of exhaustion and emotion on the faces of United players as they trudge off...

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Goodbye Belle Vue

Belle Vue was the northwest’s premier leisure park for decades. Tears were shed when its circus finally closed in February 1982. We look back on the last days. The dogged protesters of the Belle Vue action group knew there was little chance of a reprieve when they...

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Stars of the Screen Made in Manchester

Many of Britain’s most famous actors and actresses have something in common – they were born in Manchester! Nostalgia catches up with favourite faces from the 60s to the 90s. Few would have taken Sweeney legend John Thaw for a Longsight lad. Or Artful Dodger and...

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Then and Now

St John Street, off Deansgate

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 image features St John Street, off Deansgate, in 1900. St John’s church, dating from the 18th century, dominates the view.

St John’s was completed in 1770 by Edward Byrom, co-founder of the first bank in Manchester. It was a memorial to his father John Byrom, the famous writer, poet and diarist and inventor of shorthand.

Then Now

Social Nostalgia

Today's Nostalgia supplement, which can be found in @MENnewsdesk looks at Manchester boy band Take That, Stockport born, tennis legend Fred Perry and the rising of the Shambles which was vital to building the Arndale. #TakeThat #FredPerry #ManchesterArndale #Manchester #MCR

In today's @LivEchonews, our Past Life article looks at the nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror and the journey it went on after it first sped down the slipway at Birkenhead in 1969.

77-year-old Florrie Ball, Southport, takes to the road on her new Yamaha. With her is her insurance agent Arthur Edwards. (Feb 1969)

Taken from our new book Around Liverpool and Merseyside in the 1960's. Available from our website for £9.99 plus £1.99 P&P

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