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.
Old Trafford recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. iNostalgia looks at how the ground has changed over the past nine decades. Who would have thought that a muddy patch of land next to the Bridgewater Canal would one day become one of the world’s greatest football...read more
iNostalgia remembers royal visits to Manchester over the years that all took place in March. March seems to have been a favourite month for royalty making their way to Manchester. The Queen and Princess Diana captivated crowds in five trips to the city from 1949 to...read more
MARCH 14TH 1957 Emergency crews frantically search the wreckage of a BEA Vickers Viscount airliner after it crashed into a row of houses in Shadowmoss Road. All 15 passengers and five crew were killed. The plane was on its final approach to Ringway Airport. A mother...read more
To mark International Women’s Day, We look back at Manchester women of achievement from suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst to World War II spy and opera singer Margery Booth. In 1999, Time magazine named a merchant’s daughter from Moss Side as one of the most important...read more
Manchester City won the League Cup for the fifth time last week beating Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley. Nostalgia looks back at the Blues’ League Cup triumphs over the years The look on Jeff Astle’s face said it all. He’d made history by becoming the first player to score in...read more
Each week we share events and memories from the past. This week, The Rolling Stones celebrate in Manchester, Bobby Charlton meets the Prime Minister, Prince performs at the G-Mex, Eric Cantona scores and Kylie performs at the Manchester Apollo. March 8th 1965 The...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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