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Changing Face of Manchester

Shot as close to the original images as possible, you are able to see how much Manchester has changed over the decades through these side-by-side images. Featuring fascinating stories to accompany the stunning images, you can take home this little slice of Manchester history.

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Belle Vue: Manchester’s Playground

Belle Vue: Mancester’s Playground tells the story of the North West’s best-loved attraction. Relive the memories of the Speedway Stadium, the delights of the zoo, the circus performances and the music from the King’s Hall, through our stunning and unmissable photographs.

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Around Newcastle & Tyneside in the 1970s

Enjoy our photographs of Newcastle and Tyneside in the 1970s! The 180+ images, many never published before, come from the fantastic archive of the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal, and the Daily Mirror. They give a taste of what it was like to live in the region during that unique period.

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Football’s Coming Home

That well-known lyric ‘football’s coming home’ should have been written about Manchester in June rather than England’s World Cup hopes. For June has traditionally been the month when European Cups, FA Cups and league championship trophies have all been brought back to the city to a tumultuous welcome from thousands of cheering fans. In one memorable year – 1999 – it was all three at once!

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Liverpool Girlbands

Forget about the Spice Girls and Sugababes – back in the 1960s two Merseyside bands blazed the trail for girl power! Their names may not be so familiar now, but the Vernons Girls and Three Bells aimed to be the All Saints and Atomic Kittens of their day! The Vernons’ Girls played on the same stage as the Beatles and Rolling Stones while the Three Bells wrote and recorded the Mod classic Someone to Love.

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Halewood Women

Thanks to the movie Made in Dagenham, everyone remembers the 1968 Ford sewing machinists’ strike for the 187 women who walked out in Essex. But 195 women at the Halewood car plant went on strike too! Much less is written or heard about them. But their fight for fair...

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Then and Now

Oxford Street

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.

Then Now

Social Nostalgia

18th November 1969: A peaceful protest against South Africa’s apartheid policy engages passers-by in Peter Street, Manchester.
30 people camped outside the entrance to the South Africa Airways office.
Police took no action as the protesters did not block the whole pavement.
17th November 1909: Pilot and Wild West Showman Samuel Franklin Cody bids to become the first person to fly non-stop from Liverpool to Manchester. 
Cody’s plane was the first to be built by the British Army and was officially known as British Army Aeroplane No 1.
In October 1908, Cody used it to make the UK’s first ever piloted flight in a machine heavier than air.
His Liverpool to Manchester bid was thwarted by a minor accident. He took off again from Aintree Racecourse on December 29th, but thick fog 19 minutes into his flight forced him to land at a farm near St Helens.
16th November 1960: A youthful Joe Brown tops the bill with Billy Fury in the Idols on Parade line-up at the Hippodrome, Manchester.
The tour, promoted by Larry Parnes, spent a week in the city. Also appearing were Georgie Fame, The Vernons Girls, The Viscounts, Tommy Bruce and Nelson Keene.
Openshaw singer Davy Jones, later to find fame as lead singer of the Monkees, made a special appearance for the Manchester leg of the tour.

 

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I was "In Love" with Joe Brown saw him at Opera House with Cilla Black

Lovely fella Joe Brown.

Aww bless him😊

Jim King ,was We there at this show? Pretty sure we where.

Susie Arnold Gertz Collins

Remember it well

Great guy very musically talented 💖

Saw Joe Brown a few times. At the hippodrome and the domino club and the poco a poco in Stockport. Best show I saw at the hippodrome was Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Billy fury, Joe Brown and a young local boy called Georgia Fame. What a show that was. It was just a couple of weeks before Eddie Cochran was killed. I was hoarse from screaming!

Did a show in Truro this year Kevin.

I was at that show Anne Bailey, my Dad wouldn’t let me go unless he went to as I was young, very embarrassing 😂

One of my favourites Picture of You, Great number for OAP,s Bouncy, Another of my favs Paul Carrick ,Imagine Truro would have similiar shows than our nearest biggy theatre Shrewsbury Hollies please do one more tour ,

Great voice, love Joe Brown x

We sneaked in to see a show with Joe brown Marty Wilde Billy fury Eddie cochran Gene Vincent Duffy power and loads more

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18th November 1969: A peaceful protest against South Africa’s apartheid policy engages passers-by in Peter Street, Manchester.

30 people camped outside the entrance to the South Africa Airways office.

Police took no action as the protesters did not block the whole pavement.

17th November 1909: Pilot and Wild West Showman Samuel Franklin Cody bids to become the first person to fly non-stop from Liverpool to Manchester.

Cody’s plane was the first to be built by the British Army and was officially known as British Army Aeroplane No 1.

16th November 1960: A youthful Joe Brown tops the bill with Billy Fury in the Idols on Parade line-up at the #Hippodrome, #Manchester.

The tour spent a week in the city. Also appearing were Georgie Fame, The Vernons Girls, The Viscounts, Tommy Bruce and Nelson Keene.

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