October 1, 1953:

Two male mannequins prepare themselves for what has been described as the first male and female fashion show in Manchester.

Our image shows Geoffrey Bentley, left, spraying Eric Howard with hair gloss as he powders his face.

Fashion and design were vital to the Manchester textile industry in the early 1950s as local companies tried to fight back against a flood of imports and a lack of investment in new technology.

October 4, 1960:

England striker Bobby Smith fires a few shots at goal during squad training at Maine Road before the international against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park, Belfast.

England won the match four days later 5-2 with goals from Smith himself, a brace from Jimmy Greaves and one from Bryan Douglas. Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton completed the scoring.

Smith made 15 appearances for England, netting 13 goals. He played for Chelsea, Tottenham and Brighton and Hove Albion during his career.

Bobby Smith in England training 1960

October 6, 1965:

Hardworking HJ Helsinki goalkeeper Paavo Heinonen is beaten for the fourth time as Manchester United pile on the pressure during a European Cup preliminary round match at Old Trafford.

Scoring against Heinonen was George Best. United eventually won the second-leg match 6-0 with John Connelly netting a hat-trick, Best adding a second and Bobby Charlton scoring the sixth. The Red Devils took the first leg in Helsinki 3-2.

United went on to beat Vorwarts Berlin and Benfica in the competition before going out in the semi-finals to Partizan Belgrade.

United v Helsinki 1965