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.
Photographers uncovered some extraordinary sights when they went behind the scenes at Coronation Street 50 years ago this month. Not least was prim and proper Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return, lying down on a bed with husband Jack – in broad daylight too!...read more
APRIL 5TH 1952 It’s all eyes on the ball as West Bromwich Albion inside right John Nicholls goes in for a mid-air duel with Manchester City’s Roy Paul and Kenneth Branagan at Maine Road. West Brom won the Division One encounter 2-1. City eventually finished 15th in...read more
iNostalgia looks back on 40 years at Strangeways prison from the execution of Margaret Allen in 1949 to the riot of 1990. The longest jail riot in British penal history started just after a Sunday morning sermon in Strangeways’ chapel. About 300 inmates had filed into...read more
The Hacienda in Manchester was once described as the coolest club in the world. iNostalgia looks back at the wonder years.It’s hard to imagine someone less likely to open the trailblazing Hacienda nightclub than stand-up comedian Bernard Manning.After all, acid house,...read more
MARCH 25TH 1943 Youngsters make an impromptu swing out of a lamppost on the corner of a Manchester street during the Second World War. A pram is parked on the pavement while a group of children patiently wait their turn. It’s a wonderful image of simple pleasures,...read more
Here at iNostlagia, we enjoy looking back at the past and sharing our stories and memories. One of the most significant changes in recent history is the growth and evolution of the internet. With information now accessible at the click of a button, it’s difficult to...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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