October 16th 1976:
Manchester City forward Brian Kidd goes for the ball in the First Division match against Queens Park Rangers at Maine Road.
Watching his acrobatics during the 0-0 draw are team-mates Denis Tueart, centre, and Gary Owen. Kidd made 98 league appearances for the Blues from 1976 to 1979. He scored 44 goals.
Born in Collyhurst, Kidd played for Manchester United from 1967 to 1974, before joining Arsenal then City. He scored in United’s 4-1 European Cup Final victory against Benfica in 1978.
After City, Kidd went to Everton and Bolton before playing for Fort Lauderdale and Minnesota Strikers in the USA.
October 13th 1969:
American jazz singer and actress Marian Montgomery poses for the press at Manchester’s Palace Theatre before the premiere of Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes.
Montgomery was playing nightclub queen Reno Sweeney with Michael Segal co-starring as gangster Moonface Martin – also known as Public Enemy No. 13.
Born in Natchez, Mississippi, Montgomery lived in the UK and was married to English pianist and musical director Laurie Holloway.
October 17th 1935:
What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you’re called Hyman Ash (I’m an ash) and work in your father’s timber yard in Rochdale Road, Manchester.
Carpenter Mr Ash was one of a series of pre-war photos of people whose names matched their professions shot by the M.E.N.
Others in the series included Collyhurst electrical engineer Alfred Sparkes and Gorton teapot seller Fred Potts.