How well do you remember Manchester in the 1970s? It was a time of industrial unrest, the three-day Week, decimalisation and the nation’s entry into the Common Market.

It was also the decade of one of the longest droughts in memory, the Bay City Rollers, Wigan Casino and Northern Soul and Margaret Thatcher sweeping to power in 1979.

Why not test your knowledge of the 70s in our weekly nostalgia quiz and compare your score with friends? It’s just the tonic for the continuing lockdown.

Many of the questions in our quizzes are based on Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They’re packed with memories and unmissable pictures from the M.E.N. archive.

The books are on sale now for £14.99 including postage and packing. Not only that, buy three books and get 25 per cent off the third! Just go to inostalgia.co.uk or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.

 

Bury-born singer-songwriter Peter Skellern notched up two Top 20 hits in the 1970s. The first was You’re a Lady in 1972. What was the second in 1975?

Peter Skellern
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How many strikes took place in the UK in 1970, a year in which Home Secretary Reginald Maudling was forced to call a state of emergency to deal with stoppages at British ports?

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Broughton-born singer Elkie Brooks found fame in the 1970s with which group?

Elkie Brooks
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In what year did the BBC information retrieval system Ceefax go live?

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Louise Brown, delivered at Oldham District General Hospital, was the world’s first test-tube baby. In which year was she born?

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Dennis Tueart’s remarkable overhead kick provided the winning goal for Manchester City in the 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the 1976 League Cup Final. Tueart had two spells with the Blues, from 1974-78 and from 1980-83. Which club did he play for in between?

Dennis Tueart
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American teen idol David Cassidy played sell-out concerts at the Kings Hall, Belle Vue, in the 1970s. What was his first UK Number One?

David Cassidy

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What club was Bobby Charlton managing when former Manchester United and England team-mate Nobby Stiles reunited with him in 1973?

Bobby Charlton
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Which was the highest grossing film, in terms of dollars earned, of the 1970s?

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In what year did Stockport band 10cc go to No. 2 in the UK charts with their debut single Donna?

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