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…
Belle Vue was the northwest’s premier leisure park for decades. Tears were shed when its circus finally closed in February 1982. We look back on the last days. The dogged protesters of the Belle Vue action group knew there was little chance of a reprieve when they...read more
Many of Britain’s most famous actors and actresses have something in common – they were born in Manchester! Nostalgia catches up with favourite faces from the 60s to the 90s. Few would have taken Sweeney legend John Thaw for a Longsight lad. Or Artful Dodger and...read more
Football and fashion have always gone hand in hand in Manchester. Nostalgia takes a light-hearted look at how trends have changed from Best to Beckham From fast cars and flares to moustaches and mop-tops – football has seen all kinds of fashions come and go over the...read more
Many of Manchester’s most memorable FA Cup matches have lit up the cold, dark month of January. iNostalgia recalls a few of the best It’s a damp, gloomy January in 1955 and City have just taken the field at a muddy Maine Road. Around 75,000 fans are packed into the...read more
The 1970s were a time of industrial upheaval in Manchester. Mills closed, strikes were common – and the lights went out. iNostalgia looks back at the dark days… Everyone has their own personal memories of the power cuts - playing cards by candle light, reading a book...read more
Manchester may be famous for its football teams, but some of rugby league’s best ever players were born in the local area. iNostalgia remembers a few of the finest. It’s no surprise that the most decorated player in rugby league history comes from Wigan. And it’s no...read more
Then and Now
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.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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