June 23: Staff at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, line up to meet the Queen on her visit to the city.
Welcoming her is Sir Cyril Harrison, chairman of the board of governors of United Manchester Hospitals.
The Queen also went on an early walkabout when she chatted to crowds in Spinningfields after touring the court buildings in Crown Square.
June 22: Marathon runner Ron Hill takes a break from training to enjoy a bottle of lemonade outside Old Trafford football stadium.
The Accrington athlete was trying out the course for the Maxol Marathon due to take place in the city in July.
Hill, who worked at Courtaulds in Droylsden, finished 7th in the 10,000 metres at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.
He set his first world record in 1964 when he ran 1:15:22 over 25 kilometres, knocking more than a second off the legendary Emil Zatopek’s time.
June 21: Wigan win the delayed Rugby League Championship Final after beating Dewsbury 13-4 at Maine Road.
Proud captain Joe Egan holds on to the trophy after being hoisted aloft by his team-mates.
The 1946-47 season proved to be the longest on record after prolonged frost and snow from the end of January to the middle of March saw many matches postponed.
It was Wigan’s sixth championship after they ended the regular season as league leaders.
They scored three tries to Dewsbury’s two in the play-off final in front of a crowd of 40,599.