September 6th 1969:
It looks like Jack Charlton is ready to serve tea to the Manchester United team before the First Division clash with Leeds United at Elland Road.
In fact, England centre half Jack had been presented with the tea service to mark his 500th appearance for Leeds against a Red Devils’ team which included his brother Bobby.
The match ended in a 2-2 draw with both United’s goals coming from George Best.
United, under manager Wilf McGuinness, went on to finish eighth in the league with Best ending the season as top scorer with 23 goals in all competitions.
September 14th 1967:
Manchester United winger George Best celebrates the opening of his Manchester boutique Edwardia with a glass of champagne.
The shop, a joint venture with Best’s great footballing pal Mike Summerbee of Manchester City, proved popular with fans who flocked to its opening.
A crowd of teenagers blocked the road outside and traffic was brought to a standstill as cars slowed down to catch a glimpse of proceedings.
September 11th 1957:
Former England table tennis international Ken Stanley and his 12-year-old son David perfect their teamwork before the North of England championships in Manchester.
The two competed in the doubles event. David played from an early age as father Ken ran a table tennis school in Burnley.
Ken was also in the England team that won the bronze medal in the 1939 World Table Tennis Championships in Cairo.