… plus, cups of tea are delivered to police officers on wartime duty, and Sir Alex advises Dwight Yorke and Jasper Blomquist during Subbuteo game
With his cricket cap cocked in trademark jaunty style, batsman Cyril Washbrook was an absolute favourite of Lancashire and England sports fans in the 1940s and 1950s…read more
…plus Lancashire cricketer captains Tasmanian side, and Portugal play Bulgaria at Old Traffordread more
Murmurs of discontent were rumbling round the Liverpool Docks during the stormy summer of 1960. Frustrated dockers went out on strike, and the seamen set up their own union to fight their cause…read more
Princess Diana forged a special bond with the people of Manchester during her five trips to the city from 1984 to 1993. Nostalgia remembers Princess Diana in Manchester on the anniversary of her visit to Altrincham in July 1992.read more
Ken Barlow gets new love interest from head-teacher’s daughter, Ferry Cross The Mersey is filmed at Manchester Airport, and Hippos wow the crowds at Belle View Zoo.read more
… Jack’s Back! Bill Tarmey returns to Corrie following heart surgery, and can Joe Mercer’s Man City side repeat 67-68 season success?read more
Then and Now
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.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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