It’s the time of the year when football clubs report back for training for the new season. Nostalgia remembers some tough first days down the years…read more
… plus, first UK transfer fee over £100k as Denis Law signs for United, and King George V and Queen Mary visit Manchester.read more
With his cricket cap cocked in trademark jaunty style, batsman Cyril Washbrook was an absolute favourite of Lancashire and England sports fans in the 1940s and 1950s…read more
…plus Lancashire cricketer captains Tasmanian side, and Portugal play Bulgaria at Old Traffordread more
Murmurs of discontent were rumbling round the Liverpool Docks during the stormy summer of 1960. Frustrated dockers went out on strike, and the seamen set up their own union to fight their cause…read more
Princess Diana forged a special bond with the people of Manchester during her five trips to the city from 1984 to 1993. Nostalgia remembers Princess Diana in Manchester on the anniversary of her visit to Altrincham in July 1992.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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