A spectator enjoying the sunshine at Old Trafford, June 1969

Old Trafford – Behind The Scenes

iNostalgia remembers England’s victory over the West Indies at Old Trafford in June 1969

Stockport air crash survivors say goodbye

Plus, new Manchester City manager settles in at Maine Road ahead of 1963-4 season, and Nicholas the hippo basks in his Belle Vue pool

Dennis Lillee phones home during Ashes at Old Trafford

Plus, Nobby Stiles keeps fit before leg operation, and Matt Busby holds aloft European Cup during The Red Devils’ triumphant homecoming

Fourmost singer Billy Hatton on the National Beat Group competition panel, September 1964

The Fourmost

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Prime Minister Winston Churchill addresses troops in Normandy, June 1944

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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.

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40 years ago - American singer Anita Ward topped the UK charts with Ring My Bell. It was the only song by Ward to be released as single in the UK and it also topped the US and Canadian charts.

35 years ago - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (pictured in Washington during their 1984 US tour) landed their number one with Two Tribes. It was the Liverpool group’s second number one and set them on course to become the second act to top the charts with their first three singles. Can you name the first act to achieve this feat?

20 years ago - S Club 7 had their first Number One hit with Bring It All Back. The group rose to fame through the children’s television comedy Miami 7 and were founded by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller.
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40 years ago - American singer Anita Ward topped the UK charts with Ring My Bell. It was the only song by Ward to be released as single in the UK and it also topped the US and Canadian charts.
35 years ago - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (pictured in Washington during their 1984 US tour) landed their number one with Two Tribes. It was the Liverpool group’s second number one and set them on course to become the second act to top the charts with their first three singles. Can you name the first act to achieve this feat? 
20 years ago - S Club 7 had their first Number One hit with Bring It All Back. The group rose to fame through the children’s television comedy Miami 7 and were founded by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller.

 

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11th June 1962: A young boy helps tie the shoe of a girl dressed in traditional white at the Manchester Whit Walks in Albert Square.

The first Whit Walk was held in the city in 1801 and was designed to distract people from the nearby races held at the same time.

It was also promoted as a healthy community activity which did not involve drinking!

Each year, processions of white-clad children led by brass bands and drums head through the city to a brief Anglican service in Albert Square.
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11th June 1962: A young boy helps tie the shoe of a girl dressed in traditional white at the Manchester Whit Walks in Albert Square.
The first Whit Walk was held in the city in 1801 and was designed to distract people from the nearby races held at the same time.
It was also promoted as a healthy community activity which did not involve drinking!
Each year, processions of white-clad children led by brass bands and drums head through the city to a brief Anglican service in Albert Square.

 

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Always used to go Catholic’s on the Friday, Protestants on Monday and the Italian walks the following Sunday . Great traditions.

Used to Walk with St James Collyhurst one time carried the Mothers Union banner to town , everyone or so it seemed went to Lyons coffee house on the square before starting back , remember the crowd's waving their shakers and cheering all the Churches out of town , and all the band's leader's throwing the poles high in the air and some catching them behind their back. The noise the music, great day's , honored I was part of those memories.

I was on,y a kid but my parents always took me to the Friday whit walks, we lived in Stockport,, a memorable day out for a kid ..m

I walked with Parkfield Parish Church,then later with Townley Street Congregational Church,my wife also walked with Parkfield.One Sunday it was Prodestants then the next Sunday Catholics ( they always had a large Polish group).

Loved walking the Whit Walks with Ascension Church, Lr Broughton..... x

Always watched the Friday Whit walks which were the Catholic ones including the Polish and Italian communities

Such happy days ❤💕

I would have been watching the Whit Walks then. My Grandad walked with St Aloysius Ardwick Green .

There were 3 Whit walks, 1 one Monday, which was predominatle Prodestant Friday was Catholic & Sunday Italian loved to watch them all

Loved the Whit Walks in Radcliffe.

I went with Harry.s mum to watch it. Why did it stop? Was it toooo English 😕

I was on,y a kid but my parents always took me to the Friday whit walks, we lived in Stockport,, a memorable day out for a kid ..m

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15th June 1996: Windows are left blown out in Manchester city centre on Saturday morning after the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a 3,000lb bomb at 11.17am.

The bomb, left in a van in Corporation Street, was the biggest detonated in Great Britain since World War II.

The IRA had telephoned warnings 90 minutes earlier and around 75,000 people were evacuated from the area. More than 200 were injured but there were no fatalities.
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15th June 1996: Windows are left blown out in Manchester city centre on Saturday morning after the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a 3,000lb bomb at 11.17am.
The bomb, left in a van in Corporation Street, was the biggest detonated in Great Britain since World War II.
The IRA had telephoned warnings 90 minutes earlier and around 75,000 people were evacuated from the area. More than 200 were injured but there were no fatalities.

 

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My Dad was blown to the ground 5 blocks away. He was working at John Rylands Library.

A very sad day but Manchester came back bigger and better than ever and in some ways a favour was done to get rid of that eyesore Arndale facade. Manchester is without doubt one of the best cities there is for culture, history, shopping, eating and drinking ❤ Manchester

Remember being in work that Saturday morning at the Post Office on Oldham Road. The shockwave shook the sorting frames and we were about half a mile away

GONW Veterans...remember this? 😔

Remember that day clearly.

My brother drove past that van just before

We get knocked down but we get up again. My wife was working in Lewis's that day, remember having to go and pick her up from Ardwick Green Park where they'd been evacuated to. I think more good things have happened to Manchester since this event, remember on the day more people were helping each other.

I remember it well. 😪

😡😡😡

That bomb and the Commonwealth Games reshaped Manchester

Dreadful!

Bastards!!!

Bastards!!!

Fucking cowards.

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15th June 1996: Windows are blown out in Manchester city centre after the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a 3,000lb bomb at 11.17am.

The bomb, left in a van in Corporation Street, was the biggest detonated in Great Britain since World War II.

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13th June 1972: England cricketer Tony Greig enjoys a well-earned glass of beer after the First Test of the Ashes series against Australia at Old Trafford.

England won by 89 runs. Greig, who was making his Test debut, scored 57 in the first innings and 62 in the second.

12th June 1963: George Poyser steps up to be manager of Manchester City after being Les McDowell’s assistant for six years.

His first year saw #MCFC finish sixth in the Second Division with a League Cup run, beating Hull, Leeds and Notts Co. before a semi-final defeat to Stoke.

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