Irlam’s Bleak Future

Plus, Manchester United’s Kevin Moran is first player sent off in an FA Cup final, and models show off new dresses in Manchester Festival’s Fashion Spectacular

Paul and Linda McCartney at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre, May 1973

Wings

iNostalgia remembers a milestone concert for Paul McCartney and Wings back in the former Beatle’s home city

Sir Matt Busby salutes the Old Trafford crowd at his final game as team manager, May 1969

Busby’s Last Match

iNostalgia looks back 50 years to the end of an era for a Manchester footballing giant

Preparations for Pope’s visit to Heaton Park

Plus, Matt Busby applauds players after 7th year at the top, and newlyweds Roy and Ann Hudd cut short their honeymoon

The Art-Deco control tower at Speke Airport, May 1958

Speke Airport

iNostalgia looks back at the origins of Speke Airport and some of the characters who passed through it during its early years

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People’s History Museum

If you’re fascinated by the past and have an hour or two to spare, you could do a lot worse than pop into the People’s History Museum in Spinningfields, Manchester. The former Edwardian pumping station houses an intriguing collection of memories and material from the...

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Pantomimes

Pantomimes are curious affairs, aren’t they? They’re packed with really odd customs and traditions that we take for granted! I mean, just consider the following: The principal boy is really a girl who always wears tights and slaps her thigh shouting ‘Bless my soul’ or...

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Christmas Market

You feel the countdown to Christmas only really begins in Manchester once Bonfire Night is out of the way and the Christmas Market is in full swing. That’s certainly the case now as the lights have been well and truly switched on, the decorations hung and the stalls...

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Then and Now

DEANSGATE

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 photograph this week shows Deansgate in 1895 at its junction with John Dalton Street and Bridge Street. The building on the right of the photograph has since been replaced with a bank.

There is little change to the front of most of the buildings – but the amount of traffic using the main road through Manchester city centre is certainly different.

More than 100 years ago, cyclists and pedestrians were able to amble casually along Deansgate. But that has changed as commuters and shoppers flock into the city.

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Manchester Remembers.

Our thoughts are with those who were affected by the tragic events at the Manchester Arena two years ago.

A bee mural being painted on the side of Koffee Pot on Oldham Street, Manchester by artist Russell Meeham.
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Manchester Remembers.
Our thoughts are with those who were affected by the tragic events at the Manchester Arena two years ago.
A bee mural being painted on the side of Koffee Pot on Oldham Street, Manchester by artist Russell Meeham.

 

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Well done Russell we will never forget.🙏🙏 Shame you couldn't have put the memorial on that monstrosity in Piccadilly Gardens

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Happy birthday to Morrissey who turns 60 today!

Morrissey was born on 22nd may 1959 in Davyhulme, Manchester. He was the lead singer of The Smiths, a band that gained a loyal following throughout the 1980s.
Morrissey briefly met a 14 year old Johnny Marr in 1978, who years later in 1982, turned up at Morrissey's doorstep asking him to form a band, which became The Smiths.
The band gained success from 1984 until their split in 1987 with hits such as 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' and 'The Queen is Dead'.
Since the band's split, Morrissey has enjoyed a successful solo career and is known for his controversial comments and outspokenness.
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- ON THIS DAY -
Happy birthday to Morrissey who turns 60 today!
Morrissey was born on 22nd may 1959 in Davyhulme, Manchester. He was the lead singer of The Smiths, a band that gained a loyal following throughout the 1980s. 
Morrissey briefly met a 14 year old Johnny Marr in 1978, who years later in 1982, turned up at Morrisseys doorstep asking him to form a band, which became The Smiths. 
The band gained success from 1984 until their split in 1987 with hits such as Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now and The Queen is Dead.
Since the bands split, Morrissey has enjoyed a successful solo career and is known for his controversial comments and outspokenness.

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Pippin the dog was a famous actress throughout the 80s!
Pippin was a mixed breed dog, half Tibetan Terrier and half Bearded Collie. She starred in British children's television series 'Woof!' about the adventures of a boy who shapeshifted into a dog, which was first broadcast in 1989.
She also starred as Pippin in 'Come Outside' alongside Lynda Baron who played Auntie Mabel. Pippin only starred in the first series of 'Come Outside' which aired in 1993 as she was quite old. Her grandson, Mr Higgins, took over the role for series 2 and 3.
Pippin was owned and trained by Ann Head and sadly passed away in the late 1990s.
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- TV TUESDAY -
Pippin the dog was a famous actress throughout the 80s!
Pippin was a mixed breed dog, half Tibetan Terrier and half Bearded Collie. She starred in British childrens television series Woof! about the adventures of a boy who shapeshifted into a dog, which was first broadcast in 1989. 
She also starred as Pippin in Come Outside alongside Lynda Baron who played Auntie Mabel. Pippin only starred in the first series of Come Outside which aired in 1993 as she was quite old. Her grandson, Mr Higgins, took over the role for series 2 and 3. 
Pippin was owned and trained by Ann Head and sadly passed away in the late 1990s.
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#ManchesterRemembers

Our thoughts are with those who were affected by the tragic events at the Manchester Arena two years ago.

A bee mural being painted on the side of Koffee Pot on Oldham Street, Manchester by artist Russell Meeham.

19th May 1957: Health and safety probably wasn’t a prime concern at #BelleVue more than half a century ago as youngsters queued for the ever-popular elephant ride.

It felt a little precarious as the elephant swayed back and forth with every step, but nobody seemed to mind.

Manchester City are making their eleventh appearance having won five and lost 5. Pictured are Alan Oakes, Mike Doyle, Colin Bell, Neil Young and Tony Coleman at Piccadilly station, travelling down to Wembley to take on Leicester City in the 1969 final.

#MCFC #FACupFinal #FACup

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