Bury vicar’s daughter Richmal Crompton was always a little confused about her hugely successful Just William stories. She couldn’t understand why likeable scamp William was so popular…
Granada TV shows like Coronation Street, University Challenge and the Comedians will forever hold a special place in the nation’s viewing memories. But how many will remember less familiar productions like The Man in Room 17, Nice Time or the 1970s pop sensation Shang-a-Lang?read more
Manchester has a unique place in aviation history thanks to First World War hero and intrepid pilot Sir John William ‘Jack’ Alcock. As one half of the legendary duo Alcock and Brown, he made the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara, in June 1919.read more
… Indian cricketer Kapil Dev is dismissed for 65 runs, and Former Manchester United centre-half Jackie Blanchflower opens his own ice-cream shop.read more
iNostalgia remembers trains and boats and planes this week as well as something in between – Merseyside’s very own hovercraft! The Vickers VA3 was a wonder of modern engineering. It weighed 10 tons and could carry 24 passengers at speeds of up to 60 knots. But it also had a fundamental flaw…read more
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.read more
As Pakistan complete their 2018 England tour, Nostalgia looks back at memorable matches between the two countries at Old Trafford.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 image shows Oldham Street in 1900. There’s a real hustle and bustle about the place as people flock to its shops and stores.
Pedestrians avoid the trams as they carefully make their way over the tracks and cobbles in the middle of the busy thoroughfare.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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