April 11, 1997:

Protesters use candles to light their way in tunnels at the Flywood Anti-Aviation Camp as they bid to stop a second runway at Manchester Airport.

Protests centred around the village of Styal were listed buildings were demolished and natural habitats disturbed during the construction of the runway from 1997 to 2001.

The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened Terminal 2 at the airport in 1993. Manchester Metrolink tram services were extended to the airport in 2014.

April 13, 1975:

Manchester City midfielder Mike Doyle, left, and grounded attacker Rodney Marsh watch a goal attempt go wide during the league match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
City eventually won the First Division encounter 1-0 with a goal from midfielder Asa Hartford.

Doyle, born in Ashton-under-Lyne, made 448 league appearances for the Blues from 1965 to 1978, scoring 32 goals. He also played for Stoke City, Bolton Wanderers and Rochdale – and was capped five times for England.

mike doyle

April 15, 1966:

Formerly the backing band for singer Wayne Fontana, Manchester trio the Mindbenders pose for the press after going it alone. They are, from left, Bob Lang, Eric Stewart and Rick Rothwell.

The split proved successful for the Mindbenders as their first single, A Groovy Kind of Love, went to No. 2 in the UK and USA, selling more than one million copies globally.

In 1972, Stewart formed the hugely successful group 10cc in Stockport with Graham Gouldman, Lol Crème and Kevin Godley.

Eric stewart