On 9 February 2015, BBC journalist Stuart Flinders was in Church Street Liverpool with a camera crew, interviewing elderly passers-by, asking if they remembered the 1966-67 FA Cup Fifth Round clash between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park…
When Manchester City’s legendary goalkeeper Frank Swift retired in September 1949, his replacement would become another legend between the sticks. In November 1949, City signed goalkeeper Bert Trautmann from the Liverpool County Combination League side St Helens Town.
As a lifelong mimic, Stockport entertainer Mike Yarwood did a pretty good impression of being a professional footballer. So good, in fact, that he almost pursued a career in the game instead of going into showbusiness and becoming one of the biggest stars of British TV in the 1960s and 70s.
…plus, New Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson is clearly in the mood to celebrate, and British racing cyclist Chris Boardman poses at Manchester airport after winning gold at the Barcelona Olympics.
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
Many Coronation Street regulars have taken to the stage during their soap careers. Nostalgia remembers nine of the best!read more
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
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.
Our main image, dating from 1915, shows the imposing Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery. The photograph was taken from Gorton Lane.
The Gothic frontage of the church soars above the two-storey Victorian terraced homes and shops. It still dominates the skyline today.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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