As Manchester City’s current crop of playmakers are praised from all quarters, iNostalgia looks back at talented midfielders from the past. Life as player was very different when Manchester City inside forward Joe Hayes made his senior debut against Spurs in October...read more
iNostalgia remembers how Manchester lit the spark of the punk rock explosion in the late 1970s. It was described, quite simply, as the gig that changed the world. The date was June 4th, 1976. The venue was Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall. The group on stage were...read more
APRIL 13TH 1951 Long-serving hangman Albert Pierrepoint pulls a pint at his Manchester pub, the Help the Poor Struggler. Pierrepoint executed at least 400 people, including Ruth Ellis, Derek Bentley and the war-time traitor William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw). He hanged more...read more
This weekend marks Derby Day for both Liverpool and Manchester. In a game weekend that falls between the Champions League quarter final ties between Liverpool and Manchester City, the two teams have their own league intentions too. City could seal the title at home...read more
Photographers uncovered some extraordinary sights when they went behind the scenes at Coronation Street 50 years ago this month. Not least was prim and proper Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return, lying down on a bed with husband Jack – in broad daylight too!...read more
APRIL 5TH 1952 It’s all eyes on the ball as West Bromwich Albion inside right John Nicholls goes in for a mid-air duel with Manchester City’s Roy Paul and Kenneth Branagan at Maine Road. West Brom won the Division One encounter 2-1. City eventually finished 15th in...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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