November 29th 1969:
There is still some snow on the cars as fans make their way to the Maine Road stadium to watch Manchester City take on high-flying Leeds United.
The Yorkshire team, managed by former Blues’ captain Don Revie, were chasing the treble of the First Division title, the European Cup and the FA Cup. They eventually missed out on all three.
Their November visit to Manchester was, however, a success. Leeds won 2-1 with goals from Mick Jones and Eddie Gray. Francis Lee replied for City.
November 22th 1969:
Manchester City midfielder Ian Bowyer takes on Arsenal defender Peter Simpson during the First Division clash between the two clubs at Highbury.
Waiting intently for the outcome of the challenge is Blues’ striker Francis Lee. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Bowyer scoring the solitary City goal.
The season ended on a better note for the Blues as they won the League Cup, defeating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Wembley, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup by beating Polish side Gornik Zabrze 2-1 in Vienna.
Joint top scorers for the season were Lee and Colin Bell with 22 goals apiece.
November 26th 1981:
Music superstars the Bee Gees return to their Manchester roots during a promotional trip to the UK.
The Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton until the late 1950s and formed their first band there – a skiffle outfit called the Rattlesnakes. The family then emigrated to Queensland, Australia.
Pictured outside their former home are, from left, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.