This Week – Manchester City new boy Rodney Marsh…

… plus, Vivien Leigh rehearses for Noel Coward play at Manchester Opera House, and orchestra at Chetham’s Hospital School dress in traditional uniform.

Cliff Richard and the Shadows with Princess Margaret in the front row, March 1962

Princess Margaret Visits Manchester

iNostalgia looks back on Princess Margaret’s visit to Manchester in March 1962 – with the help of some stunning images from the M.E.N. archive

This Week – Keith Richards Mobbed by Fans

Plus… George Best sports a sombrero after thrashing Benfica in the European Cup, and actress Googie Withers celebrates her 50th birthday in Manchester

This Week – Prince Plays to a Packed G-Mex

Plus… Princess Diana wows the crowds during Manchester walkabout, and Leicester’s Gary Lineker fails to beat United goalkeeper Gary Bailey

This Week – Bolton Wanderers Reach FA Cup 6th Round…

…plus, Nobby Stiles mends his motor after Old Trafford training session, and ticket touts ahead of Man City and West Brom League Cup final

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Oxford Road

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.

This week it’s the turn of Oxford Road, already busy in our original image dating from the early 20th century.

Much has changed, but the massive clock tower still watches over the hundreds of people who pour into the city every day.

The trams that trundled along Oxford Road have been replaced by cars and buses, but the 217ft clock tower on the former Refuge building still looms in the background.

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23rd March 1957: United legend Duncan Edwards shakes hands after the Red Devils beat Birmingham City 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.

United went on to lose the final 2-1 to Aston Villa, giving the Midland club their first trophy for 37 years.

Six of the 11 United players who took the field at Wembley lost their lives in the Munich air disaster nine months later.

Edwards, widely regarded as the most gifted player of his generation, was one of them.
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23rd March 1957: United legend Duncan Edwards shakes hands after the Red Devils beat Birmingham City 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.
United went on to lose the final 2-1 to Aston Villa, giving the Midland club their first trophy for 37 years.
Six of the 11 United players who took the field at Wembley lost their lives in the Munich air disaster nine months later.
Edwards, widely regarded as the most gifted player of his generation, was one of them.

 

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Duncan Edwards

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22nd March 1964: Manchester pop group Freddie and the Dreamers celebrate their successful appearance on Sunday Night at the Palladium with a special cake made in their honour.

Admiring their icing lookalikes are, from left, Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn, Freddie Garrity, Pete Birrell and Bernie Dwyer.

The after-stage party, which lasted long into the night, took place at the President Hotel in Russell Square, London.
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22nd March 1964: Manchester pop group Freddie and the Dreamers celebrate their successful appearance on Sunday Night at the Palladium with a special cake made in their honour.
Admiring their icing lookalikes are, from left, Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn, Freddie Garrity, Pete Birrell and Bernie Dwyer.
The after-stage party, which lasted long into the night, took place at the President Hotel in Russell Square, London.

 

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Freddie lived in terraced house near my Grans in Harpurhey Manchester , knocked on his door for autograph , he opened door and said yes I will sign your book but tell your mate's to stop sitting on my bonnet , gesturing to a new white E Type Jaguar parked on street . As they're denting it . Never forgot that memory , and still got that autograph book !

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Bernie Dwyer went to my school Sure he died quite young Bit older than me,

Remember seeing Freddie at the Brent House on his own rehearsing nearly 40 years ago. Still kicking his heels backwards and skipping like he did on TV.

I loved them too.

They were great, loved them. 💗

loved this group

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- FOODIE FRIDAY -
This weekend, Mary Berry celebrates her 84th birthday.
At the age of 21 Mary Berry moved to France to study at Le Cordon Bleu school and has since worked in a number of cooking-related jobs.
She has had a successful television career, including judging 'The Great British Bake Off' and has published more than 75 cookery books.
This picture was taken in 1982 when she was 47.
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- FOODIE FRIDAY - 
This weekend, Mary Berry celebrates her 84th birthday.
At the age of 21 Mary Berry moved to France to study at Le Cordon Bleu school and has since worked in a number of cooking-related jobs. 
She has had a successful television career, including judging The Great British Bake Off and has published more than 75 cookery books. 
This picture was taken in 1982 when she was 47.

 

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Happy birthday you are amazing xxx

Happy Birthday lovely Mary Berry xxx🎂🥂🍸

Happy birthday,Mary.xxx

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Happy birthday x

Happy 5 Mary

Happy birthday let someone else do the cooking and baking for you. Xxx

Happy Birthday xx 🌻🌻

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23rd March 1957: United legend Duncan Edwards shakes hands after #MUFC beat Birmingham City 2-0 in the #FaCup semi-final at Hillsborough.

United went on to lose the final 2-1 to Aston Villa.

22nd March 1964: Manchester pop group Freddie and the Dreamers celebrate their appearance on Sunday Night at the Palladium with a special cake made in their honour.

Admiring their icing lookalikes are, Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn, Freddie Garrity, Pete Birrell and Bernie Dwyer.

This week’s #ThenAndNow shows #Longsight when power lines and tracks carried trams to and from the city along Stockport Road.

Today the road is one of #Manchester’s busiest. But the Number 37 trams, which ran along the route to Stockport, had no difficulties with traffic!

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