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.
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iNostalgia looks back at the history of the Manchester Ship Canal – the engineering wonder that helped turn the Northwest into an industrial powerhouse. Some extraordinary things have found their way into the Manchester Ship Canal since it was officially opened by...read more
It’s Carry On Corrie! iNostalgia remembers Coronation Street stars who’ve also brightened up the big screen in the Carry On movies. Coronation Street and Carry On films must be two of Britain’s most enduring and best loved institutions. Corrie has been coming into our...read more
iNostalgia remembers the Class of ’92 and catches up with some of the players who left United after the FA Youth Cup triumph. Everyone can rattle off the big names when it comes to United’s brilliant Class of ’92. Beckham, Scholes, Giggs, Neville and Butt all went on...read more
iNostalgia takes a look at Manchester stars and their cars, ranging from George Best and his sporty Iso Rivolta to Nobby Stiles and his Austin 1100 When it came to stylish motors, nobody did it better than Manchester United legend George Best. The Northern Ireland...read more
Each week we look back at events and memories. This weeks memories include Bobby Charlton, Ian McKellen, Chuck Berry and Manchester City. February 19th 1957 United legend Bobby Charlton scores his first hat trick in league football in the First Division match against...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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