November 4, 2000:
It’s almost like an aerial ballet as Coventry City player Mustapha Hadji dives full length over Manchester United defender Wes Brown at Highfield Road.
In spite of the Moroccan midfielder’s acrobatics, United went on to win the Premier League match 2-1 with goals from Andrew Cole and David Beckham.
It proved to be a good season for United as they were Premier League Champions for the third successive occasion, finishing with 80 points. Arsenal were second with 70 points.
Top scorer for the season was Teddy Sheringham with 21 goals in all competitions.
November 18, 1976:
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, chats to 20-year-old student Merv Rudgley during his visit to Salford University.
The prince, as university chancellor, toured the chemical engineering department and chatted to staff in the Newton Building. He also made a visit to Bury Grammar School while he was in the North West.
Prince Philip was chancellor until 1991 and continues to take a keen interest in the university’s work.
November 20, 1950:
The latest line in cookers and kitchen gadgets goes on display at the Fuel Efficiency (Industry and Home) exhibition at city hall, Manchester.
Taking a closer look at a brand new GEC electric cooker is Miss J. Duxbury of Cheadle.
Affordable electric appliances were a hallmark of the 1950s as the economy gathered strength after the austerity of the war years.
The Hire Purchase Act of 1954 made it possible to acquire and eventually own a TV, fridge or washing machine through making a series of payments over time.
It was better known as buying on the ’never never’ as the payments never seemed to end!