Bits & Pieces – No Petrol Due to Industrial Dispute…

…plus, England Rugby League team fly out to Australia, and it’s dinner jackets and shorts at fashion show.

The Queen inspects troops at Belle Vue stadium, May 1961

Belle Vue Visitors

iNostalgia remembers some of Belle Vue’s most famous visitors over the years, ranging from Sir Oswald Mosley to David Cassidy…

Bury-born Just William author Richmal Crompton, November 1968

Hall of Fame – Richmal Crompton

Bury vicar’s daughter Richmal Crompton was always a little confused about her hugely successful Just William stories. She couldn’t understand why likeable scamp William was so popular…

Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders fly out on tour, April 1965

Mindbenders

iNostalgia remembers how Manchester group The Mindbenders transformed into one of the biggest bands of the 1970s.

This Week – Beatles Fans Go Wild in Wigan…

…plus, Denis Law in painful collision, and when your name matches you job…

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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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How United Rebuilt and Conquered Europe

It took a decade for Manchester United to rebuild their team after the devastating Munich air disaster of February 6th 1958. iNostalgia remembers some of the milestones on the way. The mixture of exhaustion and emotion on the faces of United players as they trudge off...

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Oxford Street

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.

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20th October 1960: Singer Liza Minnelli lands at Manchester Airport to star in her first film Charlie Bubbles.
Minnelli, the 20-year-old daughter of screen legend Judy Garland, sprinted across the tarmac to greet co-star Albert Finney.
She played the role of the American secretary in the movie, which tells the story of a writer returning to his home city of Manchester to rediscover his creative roots.

 

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19th October 1964: The theatrical maestro himself, Noel Coward, is in Manchester to celebrate two first night openings in the city.
In one week, his play Hay Fever opened at the Opera House and then High Spirits, the musical version of Blithe Spirit, opened at the Palace Theatre.
Coward is pictured with Maggie Smith, who appeared in Hay Fever, and Jan Waters, who had a leading role in High Spirits.
18th October 1962: They say get ahead, get a hat! These Manchester dustmen found a set of bowlers outside an office in Market Street and wore them on their rounds.
The hatting industry employed many people in Oldham, giving the town’s Rugby League club its nickname– the Roughyeds
The word is derived from the rough felt used to make hats.

 

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20th October 1960: Singer Liza Minnelli lands at Manchester Airport to star in her first film Charlie Bubbles.

Minnelli, the 20-year-old daughter of screen legend Judy Garland, sprinted across the tarmac to greet co-star Albert Finney.

19th October 1964: The theatrical maestro himself, Noel Coward, is in Manchester to celebrate two first night openings in the city.

In one week, his play Hay Fever opened at the Opera House and then High Spirits, the musical version of Blithe Spirit, opened at the Palace Theatre

October 1962: They say get ahead, get a hat! These #Manchester dustmen found a set of bowlers outside an office in Market Street and wore them on their rounds.

The hatting industry employed many people in #Oldham, giving the town’s Rugby League club its nickname; the #Roughyeds

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