On the evening of Saturday 3 August 1968, people arriving at Preston station to catch the 2048 to Blackpool North or the 2125 to Liverpool Exchange, must have wondered just what was going on…read more
Ardwick climber Joe Brown became so famous in the 1960s that the Post Office would deliver letters to him simply addressed as ‘The Human Fly, UK.’ The world knew where to find him after a series of high-profile ascents in the Alps and Himalayas as well as a number of classic rock climbs in the UK…read more
As City gear up to play Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday, Nostalgia recalls how Manchester teams have fared in the charity contest…read more
It had to be one of the oddest encounters of the 1960s… Wacky Manchester pop group Freddie and the Dreamers rolled up at Longleat House in August 1965 to a play a gig for the aristocratic Marquess of Bath…read more
plus, Manchester United striker Denis Law gives a big smile to photographers and fans before the Red Devils’ Watney Cup match against Reading at Elm Park, and England spin-bowler Jim Laker signs autographs after ripping Australia apart in the Fourth Test of the Ashes series at Old Trafford.read more
…plus, Manchester City footballer Kevin Langley, on loan from Everton, hobbles into a pre-season photo-call with winger Peter Barnes at Maine Road, and Sir Oswald Mosley arrives in Manchester to address a rally of the British Union of Fascists.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 today.
Three different types of transport are pictured alongside each other in our main image of Piccadilly in 1915.
First in line and partly obscured, is a trolley-bus. It was, quite simply, a double-decker run on electricity through trolley poles.
An environmental dream, the trolley-bus was quiet, fume-free and more flexible in traffic than a tram. It could also accelerate like a sports car and stop on a sixpence!
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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