April 1, 1981:
Manchester City manager John Bond lines up for the camera during the 1980-81 football season which saw the Blues finish 12th in the league and reach the FA Cup Final.
Bond led City out at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur for one of the most memorable finals of all time, made famous by Ricky Villa’s remarkable goal. The Blues lost 3-2 in the replay.
Bond left City in February 1983 with City ninth in the First Division table. They were later relegated on the last day of the season under caretaker manager John Benson.
April 2, 1957:
Johnny Berry, Manchester United’s inside right, goes through his paces during a photo-session at Old Trafford.
Known for his speed and technique, Berry was signed from Birmingham City by United manager Matt Busby for a transfer fee of £25,000 in 1951.
Berry made 277 appearances for the Red Devils over six seasons, scoring 44 goals. He also helped United win three league titles.
Injuries sustained in the Munich air crash brought his playing career to an end in 1958.
April 3, 1960:
Children play safely on the cobblestones of a Salford street thanks to a traffic ban.
The youngsters are actually dancing round the Play Street sign which prohibits all vehicles except for ‘horse-drawn’.
By the end of 1967, it was estimated there were 17 million people in England and Wales living in terraced housing lacking one or more basic facilities such as a bathroom, inside toilet or mains sewerage.