March 19, 1968:
There was a service with a difference at Trinity Methodist Church in Wigan when a posse of Hell’s Angels or ‘Ton-up boys’ and their girlfriends turned up on their bikes.
They were invited by 22-year-old minister the Reverend Richard Plant, who was holding a sportsman’s service at the church.
It’s unsure what the regular congregation made of it, but the bikers were well-behaved – leaving their crash helmets in an orderly pile at the church doors.
March 31, 1984:
Scottish international winger Arthur Graham takes a shot for Manchester United during their First Division match against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.
Hoping for a goal are United team-mates Frank Stapleton, far left, and Norman Whiteside.
Hoping for a miss are, from left, West Brom players Garry Thompson, Martyn Bennett, Derek Statham and Tony Grealish.
West Brom were relieved as Graham missed the target and the West Midland club went on to win 2-0.
Graham made 37 appearances for United after joining from Leeds for £45,000 in August 1983. He scored five goals.
March 30, 1965:
It was a tough life being a Manchester band at the top of the charts in the 1960s!
Freddie and the Dreamers were forced to tour in all kinds of far-flung locations – including this enticing pool in Singapore!
The Dreamers, led by diminutive human dynamo Freddie Garrity, went to No. 2 in the UK singles chart with I’m Telling You Now and You Were Made for Me in 1963.
The other band members were Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn, Peter Birrell and Bernie Dwyer.