February 11, 1958:
Bolton Wanderers’ players look like they’re performing an impromptu ballet in training for their FA Cup tie against Stoke City.
Putting their best feet forward are, from left, Tommy Banks, John Higgins, Malcolm Edwards, Roy Hartle and Eddie Hopkinson.
The high kicks certainly paid off as Bolton triumphed 3-1.
The Trotters went on to win the FA Cup Final 2-0 against a Manchester United team tragically decimated by the Munich air crash
February 13, 1942:
Bringing some wartime cheer to hard-working policemen on point duty are women drivers from the mobile section of the Salford constabulary.
The cups of tea were delivered every morning and afternoon during World War II come rain or shine.
Salford was badly hit during the Christmas Blitz of 1940. In total, 197 people were killed and more than 800 injured in two nights of raids on Sunday December 22 and Monday December 23.
Bombs dropped on Salford damaged or destroyed 8,000 houses, 15 schools and 86 places of worship.
February 16, 1999:
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson gives some tactical advice to Dwight Yorke and Jesper Blomquist as they play a game of Subbuteo.
The occasion was the launch of the club’s Quality Hotel and the miniature teams were United and old foes Arsenal.
Ferguson beamed when United won 1-0, but the Red Devils couldn’t repeat their victory for real in the Premier League clash the next day. The result was a 1-1 draw.