June 24, 1975:
Stockport band 10cc pose for the press at Manchester airport before their extensive tour of the USA.
They are, from left, Lol Crème, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman.
The group had just gone to Number One with probably their greatest hit – I’m Not in Love – after completing their UK and European tour.
I’m Not in Love achieved worldwide success. It was 10cc’s breakthrough hit in the USA, reaching No. 2 in the Billboard Hot 100.
The band’s UK tour included two gigs at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall – Saturday February 8th and Tuesday April 1st.
June 26, 1987:
Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn celebrates the return of co-star William Tarmey to the soap after a four-month break for heart surgery.
Dawn and Tarmey played Jack and Vera Duckworth, one of the Street’s favourite couples.
Tarmey was back in time for the biggest event of the year – the final appearance of Hilda Ogden, brilliantly portrayed by Jean Alexander, after 23 years in the role.
She made an emotional exit on Christmas Day after a surprise party at the Rovers Return.
June 26, 1972:
Workers at Irlam Steelworks plan their campaign to save 4,353 jobs after British Steel announced plans to close the plant.
Pictured at the gates are a fiercely determined Eric Teal, left, secretary of the joint trade union action committee and its chairman Martin Kennedy.
More than 5,000 people marched through Irlam on May 21st to demonstrate against British Steel’s proposal, which would see the steelworks run down over two years.