We remember Ena Sharples, one of the nation’s best-loved TV characters, dispensing wisdom and advice with a stern moral compass – but liking a good gossip too!read more
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Manchester City manager George Poyser was sacked this week in 1965. iNostalgia recalls some of the famous names who’ve vacated the City hot seat over the years. Life can get really tough when you’re a football manager. Sometimes you just want to go home, lay on a...read more
iNostalgia looks back at how the Beatles and the Rolling Stones took Manchester by storm. There was one massive question dividing the music world throughout the Swinging 60s. Did you love the clean-cut Beatles with their matching suits and hair-cuts or the rebellious...read more
April 21st 1944 The harsh realities of life in wartime Manchester are captured in this powerful image of housewife Mrs Margaret Jones being forced to cook stew on a watchman’s brazier in New Bridge Street. Mrs Jones and her family had been left without gas in her home...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, dating from 1930, shows a stretch of Oxford Road that will be well known to Manchester students past and present.
Ackers Street is on the left and the gates of the Holy Name Church are just visible. The spire of Manchester Royal Infirmary can be seen in the distance.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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