August 26, 1969:

Things got a little bit heated at Maine Road when referee David Smith refused to award a spot kick after Everton player Brian Labone handled the ball in the penalty area.

Smith needed a police escort after the stormy First Division encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw. Walking with the officials – and still arguing the point – is City captain Tony Book.

Blues’ winger Mike Summerbee was booked during the penalty incident. City’s goal was scored by midfielder Ian Bowyer.

September 1, 1966:

Liverpool footballer Ian St John sports a black eye after a clash of heads with Manchester City midfielder Colin Bell during the two clubs’ First Division match at Anfield.

The Reds won 3-2 with two goals from Roger Hunt and one from Geoff Strong. City’s replies came from Jimmy Murray and Matt Gray.

The sides had already met in the league at Maine Road a fortnight earlier. This time the Blues were the 2-1 victors with goals from Bell and Murray.

Ian St John sporting black eye, 1966

September 1952:

The latest in Paris fashions came to Manchester in the early 1950s in the shape of this striking hat modelled in a city department store.

An enormous range of fabrics were manufactured in the Manchester region at the start of the decade. But cheap imports were starting to take their toll on the local clothing industry.

By 1955, Indian imports to the UK exceeded UK imports to India and cotton mills began closing. One mill was shutting down almost every week by the end of the decade.

Model hat