Manchester United won the Champions League final against Chelsea this week in 2008 – the 40th anniversary of their first European triumph. It was 40 years since the Red Devils became the first English club to win the European Cup and the 100th anniversary of their first ever league championship.read more
Believe it or not, popular Merseyside TV series Z Cars started life on a scriptwriter’s sickbed. Creator Troy Kennedy Martin was so bored when he was laid up with mumps that he tuned into police messages on his radio to pass the time. It gave him the idea for the gritty northern police drama that ran from January 1962 to September 1978.read more
Nostalgia looks back 50 years when City and United finished first and second in the league – and Real Madrid were tamed in the European Cupread more
Nostalgia relives the hardships of the 1926 General Strike in Manchester – as well as the brief respite of Bolton bringing back the FA Cupread more
Plus… Salford Red Devilsplay in Challenge Cup Final match against Castleford & Francoise Hardy films Top of the Pops at the BBC studios.read more
Salford school pals Allan Clarke and Graham Nash were the backbone of world-famous Manchester band The Hollies. The band notched up 30 chart singles in the UK.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 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.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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