July 7, 1992:
Well-wishers in Altrincham give a rapturous welcome to Princess Diana during her official visit to the North West.
The Princess of Wales stepped aboard a narrow boat, appropriately titled the Prince William, in Altrincham and also toured Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Five months later, in December 1992, Prime Minister John Major announced the amicable separation of the Prince and Princess of Wales to the House of Commons.
July 1, 1969:
Manchester United winger George Best poses for a photo-call before the 1969-70 football season.
Best, aged 22, was at his peak after helping United become the first English club to win the European Cup by beating Benfica 4-1 at Wembley in May.
When the teams were locked at 1-1, he scored a brilliant goal in the third minute of extra time after a trademark mazy run into the box.
Best also won the prestigious Ballon d’Or European player of the year award, receiving more votes than Franz Beckenbauer and team-mate Bobby Charlton.
July 5, 1980:
The burnt-out Tote betting board is a sad reminder of a fire which broke out at the Belle Vue greyhound racing track.
Fortunately, it didn’t deter racegoers and organisers as the track was reopened and is still in use today.
Belle Vue was the site of Britain’s first greyhound race around an oval track on July 24th 1926. The stadium was also the home ground of the Elite League speedway team Belle Vue Aces from 1988 until 2015.