June 10, 1967:
Stockport air crash survivors Billy (12) and Harold Wood (14) and their mother Gillian say goodbye to Sister Susan Butcher at Stockport Infirmary.
The accident occurred when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut owned by British Midland Airways came down in a small open area at Hopes Carr on the morning of Sunday June 4th.
Of the 84 people on board, 72 were killed and 12 were seriously injured. No-one on the ground was hurt.
The aircraft was carrying holidaymakers back from Majorca to Manchester Airport when two engines cut out. The crash was due to fuel starvation.
June 12, 1963:
Manchester City’s new manager George Poyser makes himself at home at Maine Road before the start of the 1963-4 football season.
Poyser stepped up from being assistant manager to replace Les McDowell after City had been relegated to Division Two.
City finished sixth in the league under Poyser and dropped to 11th the following season.
He left the club in 1965 to make way for City legend Joe Mercer.
June 9, 1960:
Nicholas the hippo basks in his pool at Belle Vue Zoo after scoffing down a cake especially made for him by visiting children from Birmingham.
Nicholas was highly polished at begging for food, tempting visitors to throw the odd sandwich or loaf – or just about anything edible!
The outdoor pool at Belle Vue was originally built in 1906 and was used by the hippos until replaced by the new Tropical House in 1969.