World Cup

Song Thrush invades Old Trafford pitch

Plus, Corrie’s Pat Phoenix gets to grips with Tennessee Williams play, and The Queen visits Bury

Everton players in pre-season training, August 1952

Pre-season Training

As Liverpool and Everton get back into shape after the summer break, iNostalgia remembers some ups and downs of pre-season training over the years

Denis Viollett, Bobby Charlton and Johnny Giles go for the high ball, August 1960

Back In Training

As City and United get back into shape after the summer break, iNostalgia remembers the ups and downs of pre-season training over the years

Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

Plus, a classic shot of a roadside cafe from the early 1950s, and cricket legend Denis Compton scores a run during England’s third test Ashes against the Aussies at Old Trafford

George Harrison at the Liverpool premiere of It’s a Hard Day’s Night, July 1964

Liverpool Entertainment

iNostalgia remembers some of the more bizarre aspects of Beatlemania in the early 1960s, including Fab Four hairsprays and bedroom wallpaper!

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Oldham Street

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 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.

Oldham Street was in its heyday in the early 1900s and was part of Manchester’s commercial heartland. It was later the home to retail giants Marks and Spencer and C&A in the city.

But, over the years, the street fell into decline and became a run-down area.

Then Now

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EXCITING NEWS!
To mark Emmeline Pankhurst's Birthday we'd like to share something with you all. We have been working with the Our Emmeline Statue Project and are pleased to announce that we will be releasing a book in the autumn!
'First in the Fight' will be written by social historian Helen Antrobus and campaigner for the project, Andrew Simcock. It will explore the extraordinary lives and legacies of the 20 radical Manchester women who made it on to the statue long list.
Keep checking back for more updates in the coming weeks!
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You absolute superstar!!! Congratulations!!! I cannot wait to read this. Please can there be an epic launch party.

Becki Winson Olivia Phipps xx

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15th July 1962: Striker Denis Law becomes Britain’s most expensive player as he moves from Torino to Manchester United for a fee of £115,000.

Watching him put pen to paper are football agent Gigi Peronace, left, and United manager Matt Busby.
Law, nicknamed The King, was the UK’s first ever £100,000 transfer.

He made 404 appearances for the Red Devils scoring 237 goals – a total only bettered by Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton.
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15th July 1962: Striker Denis Law becomes Britain’s most expensive player as he moves from Torino to Manchester United for a fee of £115,000.
Watching him put pen to paper are football agent Gigi Peronace, left, and United manager Matt Busby.
Law, nicknamed The King, was the UK’s first ever £100,000 transfer. 
He made 404 appearances for the Red Devils scoring 237 goals – a total only bettered by Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton.

 

Comment on Facebook

He finished his career scoring a fantastic back heeled goal at Old Trafford 😀

They earn more than that a bloody week and when they lose its The Managers fault

He was good had fantastic reactions until he got a little older. My all time favourite United player was Bobby Charlton,superb footballer and true gentelman,no edge to him,fame never affected him!

The king 👌

£100,000 what a bargain. 👍👍

Started and ended with city

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2 days ago

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55 years ago - House of the Rising Sun by the Animals was the best selling song of the week. The song has been used often in film and televison including the 1995 Scorsese film Casino.

The band, from Newcastle, are pictured celebrating achieving the number one.

45 years ago - Charles Aznavour was top of the charts with his hit, She. He was dubbed the French Frank Sinatra and the song sat in the top spot for four weeks.

20 years ago - Ricky Martin was living at the top of the charts with Livin’ La Vida Loco and was the sixth best selling song of 1999.
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55 years ago - House of the Rising Sun by the Animals was the best selling song of the week. The song has been used often in film and televison including the 1995 Scorsese film Casino. 
The band, from Newcastle, are pictured celebrating achieving the number one.
45 years ago - Charles Aznavour was top of the charts with his hit, She. He was dubbed the French Frank Sinatra and the song sat in the top spot for four weeks. 
20 years ago - Ricky Martin was living at the top of the charts with Livin’ La Vida Loco and was the sixth best selling song of 1999.

 

Comment on Facebook

Great group,one of the best.,Eric Burdon lives in New Orleans and is still a great Rythm and Blues singer.!xxx

Bob Dylan song, but Eric Burdon's vocals & Alan Price' keyboard playing made it unforgettable 👍👍

Pete Caveney, your version was better.

Animals .House of the rising sun 🌞

And 50 years ago this week They set off for the moon.

Sandra Appleby

Is Eric Burden the one in the middle?

Great song

Brilliant

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EXCITING NEWS!
We are marking #OurEmmeline's birthday with the news that a book about all of the radical women that featured as part of the #Womanchester campaign will be published in the autumn. It will be written by @HelenAntrobus and @Andrew4Didsbury
#FirstintheFight

15th July 1962: Striker Denis Law becomes Britain’s most expensive player as he moves from Torino to Manchester United for a fee of £115,000.

Watching him put pen to paper are football agent Gigi Peronace, left, and United manager Matt Busby.

#MUFC

14th July 1913: Pomp and ceremony were the order of the day when King George V and Queen Mary visited Manchester before the outbreak of World War One.

The Royal couple rode through the city in a state carriage complete with postilion riders and an escort of Household Cavalry.

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