April 26, 1969:
Joyful Manchester City fans pack into Wembley stadium for the 1969 FA Cup Final against Leicester City.
The City faithful, many wearing boaters and rosettes, were in expectant mood.
As reigning First Division champions, the Blues were hot favourites. Leicester were struggling to avoid relegation.
But it turned out to be a close-run thing, with City winning by a single goal scored by Neil Young in the 24th minute.
It was City’s fourth FA Cup triumph in seven finals.
April 28, 1958:
Hollywood movie star Mitzi Gaynor relaxes in her Manchester hotel with her husband Jack Bean.
The couple were in the city for the northern premiere of Gaynor’s latest film – the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific.
She played Ensign Nellie Forbush while Italian actor Rosanno Brazzi appeared in the male lead role of Emile de Becque. Her performance earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.
Gaynor married Bean, who helped guide and manage her career, in November 1954.
April 29, 1954:
Anyone who thought traffic jams were a scourge of modern-day motoring should take a look at this photograph of vehicles grinding to a halt in Manchester in the 1950s.
Lorries laden with beer barrels, as well as coaches, cars and motorcycles are all caught in the congestion on a road still laid with cobblestones.
Hold-ups were rarer then as there were only three million cars on Britain’s road in 1955, compared to 31.7 million in 2016.