This week our popular nostalgia quiz focuses on Collyhurst – the birthplace of comic genius Les Dawson, actors Bruce Jones and Jack Smethurst and footballers Nobby Stiles, Brian Kidd and Stan Bowles.

Champion boxers Jackie Brown and Pat Barrett come from Collyhurst too.

In the 1970s, Collyhurst was the home of the Electric Circus, a major venue for Manchester’s punk scene in the 1970s.

The Sex Pistols, Joy Division, The Jam, Buzzcocks and The Clash all played there before it closed down in 1977.

Aside from its celebrity status, Collyhurst was the quarry for the red sandstone used for many of Manchester’s distinctive buildings, including St Ann’s Church, the cathedral and Chetham’s Hospital.

How well do you know Collyhurst? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends.

 

Brian Kidd holds the rare distinction of playing football for both Manchester United and Manchester City as well as Bolton Wanderers. But which London club did he play for from 1974 to 1976?

BRIAN KIDD
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Actor Jack Smethurst, pictured, portrayed bigoted trade union leader Eddie Booth in which 1970s sitcom?

The Mating Game
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Bolton band Buzzcocks, who played the Electric Circus in Collyhurst, hit the Top 20 with their 1978 single Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shoudn’t’ve). What position did it reach?

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Along with team-mate Bobby Charlton, Manchester United and England legend Nobby Stiles is one of only three Englishmen to have won the World Cup and European Cup. Who is the other?

Bobby Charlton
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Collyhurst comedian Les Dawson made his TV debut on which talent show?

Les Dawson
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How many senior caps did Collyhurst footballer Stan Bowles win for England?

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Collyhurst boxer Jackie Brown was world champion at which weight?

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Bruce Jones made his Coronation Street debut in 1997. Which character did he play?

Bruce Jones
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One of Les Dawson’s most famous sketches featured the Lancashire gossips Cissie and Ada. Which actor partnered Dawson in the famous twosome?

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Brian Kidd scored in Manchester United’s historic 4-1 victory over Benfica in the 1968 European Cup Final on his 19th birthday. Where was the match played?

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