Our weekly nostalgia quiz this week focuses on the 1960s with questions ranging from football legend Pele playing in goal in a muddy Bolton public park to Bobbie the Coronation Street cat.
How well do you remember the 1960s in Manchester? It’s time to test your knowledge and compare your score with friends.
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Designer Mary Quant and her models, pictured, held a fashion show at Lewis’s store in Market Street in February 1966? What iconic fashion item did she popularise in the early 1960s?
Mop haircuts were popularised by the Beatles and maxi skirts didn’t arrive until the late 60s as a reaction to minis
What is the real name of Leigh-born singer-songwriter Georgie Fame who rose to prominence in the 1960s?
Former Manchester United star David Herd, pictured, concentrated on running his garage in Urmston while recovering from breaking his leg in September 1967. How many league matches did the Scottish forward play for the Red Devils in his time at the club from 1961 to 1968?
In 1965, Manchester City manager Joe Mercer signed 22-year-old winger Mike Summerbee from which club for £35,000?
Rock band the Rolling Stones, pictured, celebrated their single The Last Time going to the top of the UK charts while filming in Manchester. How many UK Number One singles have the group achieved?
In what year was the last horse race run at Manchester racecourse at Castle Irwell?
Spectators were astounded to see Pele, pictured, diving around in a muddy goal in a Bolton park in July 1966. Brazil were forced to train there as Bolton Wanderers’ home ground, Burnden Park, was locked. Brazil failed to get out of the group stages losing to Hungary and Portugal, but which team did they beat in the previous World Cup final in 1962?
Manchester City defeated Leicester City 1-0 to win the 1969 FA Cup final at Wembley. Who scored their goal?
Bobbie, the famous Coronation Street cat of the 1960s, belonged to which character on the popular Granada soap?
Soul-singer Dusty Springfield appeared at Manchester Odeon in May 1964. What was her first UK Number One single?
📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986.
A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?
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