Bury vicar’s daughter Richmal Crompton was always a little confused about her hugely successful Just William stories. She couldn’t understand why likeable scamp William was so popular…
…plus, City keeper Joe Corrigan retires hurt only three minutes into Watford game at Maine Road, and boxers battle it out at a packed Belle Vue.read more
Nearest and Dearest, The Lovers, The Dustbinmen and The Cuckoo Waltz – many of the nation’s best-loved sitcoms sprang to life in the Manchester studios of Granada TV. A gifted group of writers, including Manchester’s Jack Rosenthal, produced some of comedy’s most memorable and bitter-sweet moments from the 1960s to the 1980s…read more
It’s 20 years since Manchester United legend Eric Cantona played a French diplomat in the movie Elizabeth. iNostalgia remembers the enigmatic footballer, film star and philosopher…read more
Almost every Mancunian must have experienced and enjoyed the work of playwright and scriptwriter Jack Rosenthal. The life-long United supporter wrote 129 episodes of Coronation Street and more than 150 screenplays for film and TV, including London’s Burning, The Lovers and Bar Mitzvah Boy…read more
Doctor Who, the nation’s favourite TV science fiction series, enjoys a powerful connection with Liverpool and the North West. Four actors from the region have played the Doctor since the programme’s launch in 1963 – and three more have appeared as his time-travelling companions…read more
As Manchester United aim to convince doubters over their current match tactics, iNostalgia remembers a football plan that brought success for City the 1950s…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 image shows Oldham Street in 1900. There’s a real hustle and bustle about the place as people flock to its shops and stores.
Pedestrians avoid the trams as they carefully make their way over the tracks and cobbles in the middle of the busy thoroughfare.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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