May 20, 1965:
Popular singer Dusty Springfield takes a walk round Manchester’s Albert Square during a break from her hectic touring and recording schedule.
Springfield shot to prominence in the 1960s as Britain’s leading blue-eyed soul singer. She formed folk group The Springfields with brother Tom in 1960 and went solo in 1963.
Her classic single I Only Want to Be with You went to No. 4 in the UK singles chart the same year.
In 1964, Springfield had hits with Wishin’ and Hopin’ (also recorded by The Merseybeats) and the timeless anthem I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself in 1964.
May 17, 1964:
Manchester band The Hollies line up for a photo-shoot at Alpha Studios in Birmingham before appearing on the music show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
They are, from left, Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Tony hicks and Eric Haydock.
The group had just released the single Here I Go Again which reached No. 4 in the UK charts.
Thank Your Lucky Stars, produced by ABC TV and broadcast on ITV, ran from 1961 to 1966. Its regular presenter was disc jockey and broadcaster Brian Matthew.
May 12, 1958:
Wigan rugby league players are pictured in a rare moment of calm as they bring home the coveted Challenge Cup.
The bus had stopped just before Wigan Town Hall where thousands gathered outside to cheer their heroes.
Wigan beat Workington 13-9 in front of a 66,109 crowd at Wembley Stadium with tries from Mick Sullivan, John Barton and Brian McTigue. Jack Cunliffe kicked two goals.
Man of the match and winner of the Lance Todd Trophy was Wigan scrum-half Rees Thomas.