June 26, 1967:
Manchester-born Monkee Davy Jones joins his band mates at a press conference to launch the group’s major UK and USA tour.
Jones, left, from Openshaw, is pictured with Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz.
The Monkees, originally created for an American TV show, were one of the most successful bands of the 1960s. They sold more than 75 million records worldwide.
Their biggest hits were Last Train to Clarksville, Daydream Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday and I’m a Believer.
Jones starred as the Artful Dodger in the West End and Broadway productions of Oliver before joining the Monkees.
June 23, 1971:
Proud members of staff welcome the Queen to St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, during her visit to the city.
Accompanying her is Sir Cyril E. Harrison, Chairman of the Board of Governors of United Manchester Hospitals.
The Queen also visited the Magistrates’ Court and chatted to well-wishers on a brief walkabout in Spinningfields.
June 25, 1980:
Butcher Peter Neville was clearly proud of his meat pies – so much so that he set up a Calor gas cooker to warm them up for customers outside his shop in Leigh.
It was definitely a hit as people queued up in Higher Folds to sample his produce.
Anyone who didn’t fancy their pies served hot could buy them cold inside the shop.