As City gear up to play Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday, Nostalgia recalls how Manchester teams have fared in the charity contest…read more
It had to be one of the oddest encounters of the 1960s… Wacky Manchester pop group Freddie and the Dreamers rolled up at Longleat House in August 1965 to a play a gig for the aristocratic Marquess of Bath…read more
plus, Manchester United striker Denis Law gives a big smile to photographers and fans before the Red Devils’ Watney Cup match against Reading at Elm Park, and England spin-bowler Jim Laker signs autographs after ripping Australia apart in the Fourth Test of the Ashes series at Old Trafford.read more
…plus, Manchester City footballer Kevin Langley, on loan from Everton, hobbles into a pre-season photo-call with winger Peter Barnes at Maine Road, and Sir Oswald Mosley arrives in Manchester to address a rally of the British Union of Fascists.read more
Liverpool and Manchester United are old hands at playing each in the football season’s annual curtain-raiser – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001…read more
Salford was at a crossroads when a cameraman flew over the city to produce a remarkable set of aerial photographs in July 1974. Some Victorian terraces still stood in regimented rows, while others were being torn down in the biggest slum clearances Manchester had ever witnessed.read more
Then and Now
St Peter's Square
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.
Our main image this week shows St Peter’s Square on a sunny day in June 1967.
The man trying to overshadow the war memorial obelisk, since moved to another part of the square, is 6ft 3ins American actor Clint Eastwood.
The veteran of many Spaghetti Westerns, as well as the Dirty Harry detective movies, was in Manchester to promote his latest film.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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