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.
Murmurs of discontent were rumbling round the Liverpool Docks during the stormy summer of 1960. Frustrated dockers went out on strike, and the seamen set up their own union to fight their cause…read more
Princess Diana forged a special bond with the people of Manchester during her five trips to the city from 1984 to 1993. Nostalgia remembers Princess Diana in Manchester on the anniversary of her visit to Altrincham in July 1992.read more
Ken Barlow gets new love interest from head-teacher’s daughter, Ferry Cross The Mersey is filmed at Manchester Airport, and Hippos wow the crowds at Belle View Zoo.read more
… Jack’s Back! Bill Tarmey returns to Corrie following heart surgery, and can Joe Mercer’s Man City side repeat 67-68 season success?read more
Few people will know that Bramhall-born Carry On star Peter Butterworth once used his acting skills to help an escape from a German prisoner of war camp. And not just any camp, but Stalag Luft III near Sagan – later immortalised in the film The Great Escape.read more
Nostalgia looks back on 90 years in the life of Manchester speedway team the Belle Vue Aces.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.
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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