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 Ship Canal

iNostalgia looks back at the history of the Manchester Ship Canal – the engineering wonder that helped turn the Northwest into an industrial powerhouse. Some extraordinary things have found their way into the Manchester Ship Canal since it was officially opened by...

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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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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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DAY 15: 🌟 (Left to right) David Jason as Del Boy, Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney and Buster Merryfield as Uncle Albert from "Only Fools and Horses" with Christmas trees outside the BBC Television Centre, December 1987.

Leader of the WSPU, Emmeline Pankhurst (centre), leads a women's procession along Victoria Embankment to demand that the government use women in the making of ammunition.

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DAY 14: 🌟 A little girl in a Manchester department store is upset by the doves in Santa's Grotto when one lands on her head,
December 1954.
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