November 11, 1969:
Mud-spattered Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan gets down to some extra training at Maine Road.
Assistant manager Malcolm Allison was blasting the ball at him from all angles to sharpen up his reflexes before the away leg of the European Cup Winners Cup match against Lierse.
The extra work paid off as City beat the Belgian team 3-0 away and 5-0 at home to win the tie 8-0 on aggregate.
City famously went on to win the cup, defeating Polish team Gornik Zabrze 2-1 in the final at the Prater Stadium in Vienna.
November 15, 1971:
Well-known stage, film and TV actress Fenella Fielding plays the title role in a new production of Colette at Manchester’s Opera House.
Fielding, famous for her distinctive husky voice, starred in two Carry On films – Carry On Regardless in 1961 and Carry On Screaming in 1966.
She also made four appearances on the Morecambe and Wise Show between 1969 and 1972 and was a regular on BBC TV’s The Good Old Days, hosted by Leonard Sachs.
November 16, 1960:
Billy Fury tops the bill with Joe Brown in the Idols on Parade tour when it arrived at the Hippodrome, Manchester.
Promoted by Larry Parnes, the tour spent a week in the city. Also appearing were Georgie Fame, The Vernons Girls, The Viscounts, Tommy Bruce and Nelson Keene.
Openshaw singer Davy Jones, who later shot to international fame as the lead singer of the Monkees, made a special appearance for the Manchester leg of the tour.