iNostalgia remembers the major engineering operation needed to lift the Old Shambles five feet to build the Arndale Centre…read more
…plus Prince Philip spotted outside a Salford pub during a tour of redevelopment area and shopping centre.read more
… plus Pele waves goodbye to Manchester as Brazil are defeated in 1966 World Cup..read more
Perry first started playing tennis on public courts near his family home. His exceptional speed at table tennis served him well as he progressed through the amateur tennis ranks. His 1936 Wimbledon triumph against German Baron Gottfried von Cramm was the quickest men’s final in the 20th century and the second fastest of all time!read more
iNostalgia looks back at the extraordinary success of Manchester band Take That, from the early years playing pubs and clubs to superstardom in 1996…read more
When nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sped down the slipway at Birkenhead in 1969, no-one suspected it would one day sink an Argentinian battleship half way round the world, when in May 1982, it was pressed into service in the Falklands conflict…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 main image shows the massive hole that unexpectedly opened up on the A464 at Harpurhey on a quiet Sunday in January 1969.
Fortunately, few cars were on the busy Manchester to Rochdale road when the 40ft stretch of tarmac caved in so no-one was hurt.
Engineers were quickly on the scene of the subsidence which may have been caused by heavy rain.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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