Children hold hands in Bengel Street, Liverpool, on the eve of war, September 1939


iNostalgia remembers how Liverpool reacted when war was declared in September 1939…

This Week – Thelma Barlow launches Alzheimer’s Society event…

…plus, Manchester United play Newcastle United in First Division encounter, and baby giraffe arrives at Belle Vue Zoo

Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker was a major music hall star before she found national fame as Nellie Pledge in Granada TV’s most successful sitcom Nearest and Dearest…

Colin Bell

Forty five years ago this month, Manchester City legend Colin Bell played what many regard as his finest match for England. iNostalgia remembers a special game..

Bits & Pieces – George Best opens Best’s ‘Edwardian’ fashion boutique…

…plus, Shiela Sweet appears at Manchester’s Opera House, and hat testing at British Hat laboratory in Fairfield, Manchester

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Carry On Corrie

It’s Carry On Corrie! iNostalgia remembers Coronation Street stars who’ve also brightened up the big screen in the Carry On movies. Coronation Street and Carry On films must be two of Britain’s most enduring and best loved institutions. Corrie has been coming into our...

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Manchester United Class of ’92

iNostalgia remembers the Class of ’92 and catches up with some of the players who left United after the FA Youth Cup triumph. Everyone can rattle off the big names when it comes to United’s brilliant Class of ’92. Beckham, Scholes, Giggs, Neville and Butt all went on...

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Stars and Their Cars

iNostalgia takes a look at Manchester stars and their cars, ranging from George Best and his sporty Iso Rivolta to Nobby Stiles and his Austin 1100 When it came to stylish motors, nobody did it better than Manchester United legend George Best. The Northern Ireland...

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Strawberry Studios

What started life as a tiny room with egg boxes lining the walls became one of the most influential recording studios of the 1970s and 80s. Nostalgia remembers the Stockport phenomenon that was Strawberry Studios. What do music giants 10cc, The Smiths, Neil Sedaka,...

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Romantic Couples in Manchester

iNostalgia looks back at romantic couples in Manchester from Olivier and Leigh to squirrel monkeys Chico and Beano! It can’t be a coincidence that the nation’s favourite love song – I’m Not In Love by 10cc - was written in Manchester. Romance runs through every aspect...

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Oxford Road

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.

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21st September 1968: Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney looks on anxiously as defensive midfielder Nobby Stiles heads the ball away from a corner.
The Red Devils were playing Newcastle at Old Trafford in an eagerly anticipated First Division encounter. United eventually won 3-1 with two goals from George Best and one from Denis Law.
United finished 11th in the league with 42 points; Newcastle were 9th with 44.
Manager Matt Busby stepped down at the end of the season after 24 years as manager to be replaced by Wilf McGuinness. He lasted a year and a half before Busby returned as manager for another six months.


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John’s been busy recording the audiobook for his new poetry collection... out soon. Watch this space!!

#onthisday 19th September 1995: Coronation Street actress Thelma Barlow is surrounded by flowers as she launches a Manchester event for the Alzheimer’s Society. @itvcorrie @alzheimerssoc @alzassociation @ARUKnews #nostalgia #coronationstreet #Alzheimers #corrie

This week's #ThenAndNow, shows a stretch of Oxford Road. @OfficialUofM, @manmetuni, @RNCMvoice and the @NBS_Manchester all have campuses nearby.

No trace remains of the overhead tram cables, shops or terraced houses. Now it’s the busiest bus route in Europe.

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