Bernard Youens as Stan Ogden and Jean Alexander as his wife Hilda in Coronation Street, February 1984

Jean Alexander

iNostalgia remembers Toxteth actress Jean Alexander, who made a national icon out of Coronation Street character Hilda Ogden…

This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…, M61 stretch from Manchester to Preston opens to the public, and Helen Mirren & Tom Courtenay star at Little University Theatre

Liverpool writer Beryl Bainbridge with actress daughter Rudi Davies, February 1992

Dame Beryl Bainbridge

iNostalgia pays tribute to author Dame Beryl Bainbridge, whose work was deeply rooted in her Liverpool upbringing.

Tracey Barlow (Kate Ford) at court with Deirdre, Ken and Martin Platt, February 2007

Corrie Women in Prison

As Sally faces up to a stretch behind bars, Nostalgia remembers other famous Coronation Street women who suffered injustice at the hands of the law.

This Week – FA Chairman promotes football book…

.. plus, Sophie Loren visits Manchester, and housewife is busy ‘stoning’ Nelson Street doorsteps.

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Manchester Nightclub, The Haçienda

The Hacienda in Manchester was once described as the coolest club in the world. iNostalgia looks back at the wonder years.It’s hard to imagine someone less likely to open the trailblazing Hacienda nightclub than stand-up comedian Bernard Manning.After all, acid house,...

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The Internet – Past and Present

Here at iNostlagia, we enjoy looking back at the past and sharing our stories and memories. One of the most significant changes in recent history is the growth and evolution of the internet. With information now accessible at the click of a button, it’s difficult to...

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Old Trafford

Old Trafford recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. iNostalgia looks at how the ground has changed over the past nine decades. Who would have thought that a muddy patch of land next to the Bridgewater Canal would one day become one of the world’s greatest football...

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Then and Now

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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19th December 1969: Malcolm Allison is in jovial mood as he relaxes at the Waldorf Hotel in London on the eve of Manchester City’s Division One match against Chelsea.

The match against #CFC proved a disappointment. #MCFC lost 3-1, their solitary goal coming from Mike Summerbee.

This week’s #ThenAndNow looks at the Tan Yard Brow in Gorton in 1904. Its name gives things away – a tannery was once located on it. Brow is Northern English dialect for a steep slope on a road. The dip of this one is located on the Gore Brook.

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DAY 19: 🌟 Entertainer Val Doonican poses at Manchester Opera House alongside two members of the Royal ballet Margaret barber (left) and Maina Gielgud, 1975.
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