June 3, 1993
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne bowls in his first Ashes test match against England at Old Trafford.
It turned out to be a successful debut as the Australians won the match by 179 runs. Warne took Mike Gatting’s wicket with his first delivery of the Ashes series.
Warne returned bowling figures of eight wickets for 137 runs. He went on to take 34 wickets throughout the six Ashes tests.
The Australians retained the Ashes by winning the series 4-1.
June 11, 1963:
French visitor Michelle Peret encapsulates the classic ‘60s look while sunbathing at the Galleon lido in East Didsbury.
The Galleon was one of the first open-air swimming pools in the North West. The leisure centre later expanded to include a gym, Jacuzzis, steam room, Japanese bath – and two saunas.
The swimming pool was a favourite venue for Mancunians, often drawing large crowds in summer months.
June 1, 1962:
Children enjoy clattering around dustbin lids in slum conditions at Number Two Court, Dickenson Street, Oldham, as they play a game of hide-and-seek.
It was a time when slum clearances were in full swing in Manchester, with high-rise blocks replacing traditional rows of terraced houses.
Even so, by the end of 1967 it was estimated that there were five million people still living in 1.8 million slums unfit for human habitation in England and Wales.
A further 12 million lived in homes fit for habitation but lacking one or more basic facilities such as a bathroom, an inside toilet, mains sewerage or their own water supply.