Julie Samuel and Gerry Marsden filming Ferry Cross the Mersey, June 1964

Ferry Cross The Mersey

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This Week – Bolton Wanderers are ready for FA Cup tie…

… plus, cups of tea are delivered to police officers on wartime duty, and Sir Alex advises Dwight Yorke and Jasper Blomquist during Subbuteo game

Dusty Springfield in furs after her single I Only Want to Be with You hits the charts, December 1963

Springfield & King

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Rodney Marsh

Bits & Pieces – Rodney Marsh scores opener at White Hart Lane…

… plus, Rock ‘N’ Roll legend Bill Haley relaxes after Odeon show, and it’s birthday double for United players

Howard Kendall, left, celebrates with Joe Royle after scoring against Liverpool, March 1968

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Chetham's School Of Music

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.

Medieval Chetham’s School forms our main image this week. The photograph, from 1900, was shot from the cathedral across Fennel Street.

The mullioned stone frontage of the school is overshadowed by buildings, now largely demolished, dating from the mid to late 1800s.

The hansom cabs, drawn up on the cobbles, evoke the turn-of-the-century atmosphere.

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- TV TUESDAYS -
On this day in 1985, British soap 'EastEnders' was first aired on the BBC.
Created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland, the soap focuses on the lives of the residents of Albert Square, in the fictional London borough of Walford.
After the soap's launch it reached number one in BARB's TV ratings and remains one of the top-rated soaps in Britain today.
Tonight's episode sees some familiar faces return, Mary 'The Punk' Smith and 'Lofty' Holloway (pictured). Their return follows that of Dr. Harold Legg, the shows original GP, who has recently passed away.
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- TV TUESDAYS - 
On this day in 1985, British soap EastEnders was first aired on the BBC. 
Created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland, the soap focuses on the lives of the residents of Albert Square, in the fictional London borough of Walford. 
After the soaps launch it reached number one in BARBs TV ratings and remains one of the top-rated soaps in Britain today. 
Tonights episode sees some familiar faces return, Mary The Punk Smith and Lofty Holloway (pictured). Their return follows that of Dr. Harold Legg, the shows original GP, who has recently passed away.

 

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They're showing the old episodes on the Drama channel.

4 days ago

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- ON THIS DAY-
On the 15th February 1971, the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currency. Unsurprisingly, the day became known as Decimal Day.
Under the old system there were 12 pennies to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound. Under the new decimal system, the pound was made up of 100 new pence, as it is now.
Unlike its counterparts, the sixpence remained in circulation until 1980, after a public campaign to save it.

Pictured is Conservative MP Wildred Proudfoot, who announced that new decimal currency was available at a supermarket checkout in exchange for the pre-decimalisation currency, which is also pictured.
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- ON THIS DAY- 
On the 15th February 1971, the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currency. Unsurprisingly, the day became known as Decimal Day. 
Under the old system there were 12 pennies to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound. Under the new decimal system, the pound was made up of 100 new pence, as it is now. 
Unlike its counterparts, the sixpence remained in circulation until 1980, after a public campaign to save it. 
Pictured is Conservative MP Wildred Proudfoot, who announced that new decimal currency was available at a supermarket checkout in exchange for the pre-decimalisation currency, which is also pictured.Image attachment

 

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decimalisation came about because of the computers. Nothing to do with the Euro .

Conned then and been conned ever since.

Biggest con of that era. Now it,s total con all round. The general British public do not matter anymore

I really like our currency in pound shilling and pence better than decimal is rubbish

Still better than Euro

We were conned. As per 😂

We were robbed then and have been ever since

Most dull sods could not add in pounds shillings and pence let alone multiply so decimalisation made it a lot easier for most folk except for a few old farts who could cope with threepenny bits farthings florins half crowns guineas etc Oh by the way we were not in the EEC then

I remember going into work really worried but my Dad had bought a kind of calculator that you could turn a wheel to tell you how much it was in real money so 10 shillings is 50p 😃 (I think!!!)

Those were the days!!

Biggest con ever

i earnt £5 that was my take home pay and yes it lasted a week try that now wouldnt get you anywhere today .

Louise Potter this is what we were talking about on Tuesday, x

And then !! :)

This wouldn’t had happened had we voted to stay within the EU

And Black Jack's and fruit salad were 4 for a penny.

Still got mine, every year set, farthing to crown, 1900 to 1967

We were told it wouldn't affect the cost of living LOL

Easier to add up no moans from me you have to move with the times I’m no spring chicken

I’m still trying to get to grips with the new decimal money.

Mike Shaw: Not seen you on here before. You clearly love your fellow man - not.

gave up on this country when we went decimal

240 pennies to the pound ,

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-THROWBACK THURSDAY-
Three young ladies decide which cards to choose for their loved one on St Valentine's Day, in a Newcastle shop, February 1938.
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-THROWBACK THURSDAY-
Three young ladies decide which cards to choose for their loved one on St Valentines Day, in a Newcastle shop, February 1938.

 

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Amazing photo.

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Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole!
Have a brew with Ole Gunnar!
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#MUFC #ManchesterUnited

6th February 1988. Wimbledon's Vinnie Jones gets to grips with Newcastle United footballer Paul Gascoigne during their League Division One match at Plough Lane. The game finished 0-0.

#Gazza #NUFC

Today marks the anniversary of the Munich air disaster and we remember the tragic event that sadly saw lives lost.

R.I.P. the #FlowersOfManchester

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