Fans go wild in New York as the Beatles tour the USA, August 1964

The Beatles’ Final US Tour

iNostalgia remembers the Beatles’ traumatic final tour of the USA, followed by two of their best ever singles

Brian Wilde (Foggy), Peter Sallis (Cleggy) and Bill Owen (Compo) in Last of the Summer Wine, May 1983

Summer Wine

iNostalgia explores Manchester’s strong connection with one of the nation’s favourite TV comedies

botham

Ian Botham dismisses Aussie batsman for 0

Plus, Alex Ferguson welcomes new signings ahead of 1991-2 season, and Bolton Wanderers’ David Burke in the thick of it at Burnden Park

Leeds United footballer Robbie Fowler

Robbie Fowler celebrates Manchester City goal

Plus, Bobby Charlton is booked for refusing to take free-kick, and Manchester’s police dogs take part in a display on the streets of Salford

Goalkeeper Gordon West saves from Liverpool’s Chris Lawler, February 1968

Everton in the 60s

As the new Premier League season gets under way, iNostalgia looks back on Everton in the 1960s

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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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Then and Now

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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.

Then Now

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We are delighted to share with you the cover design for our new book First in the Fight, designed by Jane Bowyer, founder and curator of Women in Print.
First in the Fight will feature the inspiring stories of 20 radical Manchester women alongside individual illustrations by the Women in Print collective.
Women in Print was launched in 2016 with an aim to shine a light on women’s history and the stories within our places through print. Women in Print encompasses a range of artists, designers, illustrators and makers working in the north of England, providing a platform for women working within the arts.
For more information on First in the Fight, visit our website, where you can also sign up to be the first to receive up-to-date news.

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We are delighted to share with you the cover design for our new book First in the Fight, designed by Jane Bowyer, founder and curator of Women in Print. 
First in the Fight will feature the inspiring stories of 20 radical Manchester women alongside individual illustrations by the Women in Print collective. 
Women in Print was launched in 2016 with an aim to shine a light on women’s history and the stories within our places through print. Women in Print encompasses a range of artists, designers, illustrators and makers working in the north of England, providing a platform for women working within the arts. 
For more information on First in the Fight, visit our website, where you can also sign up to be the first to receive up-to-date news. 
https://firstinthefight.co.uk

 

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Brilliant Jane x

Such a stunning cover 😍 coffee table show off material right there!

WHO owns North Sea oil? Asking for a friend.

Well done, Jane. X

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CHART TOPPER SUNDAY

55 years ago - Manfred Mann (pictured) took top spot off The Beatles with Do Wah Diddy Diddy. The song was already in the charts for five weeks and was originally sung by American group The Exciters.

35 years ago - George Michael's Careless Whisper was the best selling song of the week. The song ,with the recognisable saxophone intro, was the fifth best selling song of 1984 in the UK.

20 years ago - If I Let You Go by Westlife topped the charts this week. The new entry was the groups third number one.
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CHART TOPPER SUNDAY
55 years ago - Manfred Mann (pictured) took top spot off The Beatles with Do Wah Diddy Diddy. The song was already in the charts for five weeks and was originally sung by American group The Exciters.
35 years ago - George Michaels Careless Whisper was the best selling song of the week. The song ,with the recognisable saxophone intro, was the fifth best selling song of 1984 in the UK. 
20 years ago - If I Let You Go by Westlife topped the charts this week. The new entry was the groups third number one.

 

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Remember seeing them too Kay. I think it was at Kimbells in Southsea? Loved them especially , Paul!

Iconic 60,s group, I loved there songs.

Great band, I loved them

It's Friday so get Ready, Steady Go! 5-4-3-2 1. Paul Jones is one of the best harmonica players ever. Saw him & Tom McGuiness with his Blues Band. Their version of Dylan's Maggie' Farm is special. 👌👌

Some great musicians there

Great reminders

I remember Them, Manfred Mann, Beatniks they were, Do Wah Diddy, Diddy, dum, Diddy Do, There She Was just a Walking Down the Street, Singing, Do Wah Diddy, Diddy, Dum, Diddy Do !

Saw them in Stockport at the Essoldo, they backed the Crystals as well

I was 14 in May 1965 and so upset because when I told Mum “everyone” was going to see Manfred Mann at the Perth City Hall, no matter how I begged and cajoled, I was not allowed to go and it would be another two years before she allowed me to go, once I was 16 and had left school. Even then, I wasn’t allowed to go on a Friday night as it didn’t finish till 1am. On Saturday nights it ended at 11.55pm and if I wasn’t in a taxi and home by 10 past midnight, I wouldn’t have been allowed again! Margaret Mcshane Do you remember this? I am sure you were allowed to go! I was soooo jealous.

Pretty Flamingo was my favourite. I can close my eyes and see myself walking down the Promenade in Rhyl, wearing a skirt that was barely decent.

There she was just a walking down the street.great group Manfred Mann

Used to go every week to see them in Portsmouth in the late 50s before they were “found”.

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18th August 1993: Roy Keane makes his Old Trafford debut for Manchester United in the Premier League match against Sheffield United.

The fiercely competitive midfielder scored twice in United’s 3-0 victory. The other goal came from Mark Hughes.

The Republic of Ireland international became United’s most expensive signing when he moved from Nottingham Forest for the record British transfer fee of £3.75 million.

Keane established himself as the Red Devils’ regular central midfielder alongside Paul Ince. He made 326 appearances for United, scoring 33 goals.
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18th August 1993: Roy Keane makes his Old Trafford debut for Manchester United in the Premier League match against Sheffield United.
The fiercely competitive midfielder scored twice in United’s 3-0 victory. The other goal came from Mark Hughes.
The Republic of Ireland international became United’s most expensive signing when he moved from Nottingham Forest for the record British transfer fee of £3.75 million.
Keane established himself as the Red Devils’ regular central midfielder alongside Paul Ince. He made 326 appearances for United, scoring 33 goals.

 

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Roy n his family are so lovely They use to be our Neighbors in Bowdon n so pleased he's done so well on n off the field

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We are delighted to share the cover design for our new book First in the Fight written by @HelenAntrobus and @Andrew4Didsbury designed by @bowyerjane, founder and curator of Women in Print.

18th August 1993: Roy Keane makes his Old Trafford debut for Manchester United in the Premier League match against Sheffield United.

The fiercely competitive midfielder scored twice in United’s 3-0 victory. The other goal came from Mark Hughes.

#MUFC

16th August 1964: Liverpool players and their manager Bill Shankly board their Iceland bound flight at Manchester's Ringway Airport on their way to face Reykjavik in their European Cup Premilinary Round first leg match, their first ever match in Europe. The Reds won 5-0.

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