February 26, 1972:

Manchester United and England legend Nobby Stiles gets a hero’s welcome on his return to Old Trafford after transferring to Middlesbrough.
Tough-tackling midfielder Stiles, born in Collyhurst, made 395 appearances for United between 1960 and 1971, scoring 19 goals.
He played 28 times for England and was a member of the 1966 World Cup-winning team.
His victory dance at the end of the Wembley Final was immortalised by Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds in their football anthem Three Lions.


February 24, 1975:

Singer Vince Hill, a keen photographer, takes a break from the BBC TV series The Musical Time Machine to record the changing face of Salford.
In October 1974, Salford was declared to have the worst slums in Europe in spite of major rehousing programmes being in full swing.
In the early 1970s, most of the city’s housing stock still consisted of row upon row of terraces – most of which were owned by private landlords.


February 26, 1990:

Security at Manchester’s world-renowned Hacienda nightclub is in the capable hands of Yasmine Lakhaney, pictured here posing for a photo-shoot.
The Hacienda, on Whitworth Street West, will forever be associated with the rise of Acid House and Rave music in the city, as well as the ‘Madchester’ scene.
The venue opened in 1982 and survived until 1997, mainly supported by record sales from Manchester band New Order.
Hacienda DJs regularly appeared on Granada TV’s Juice, BBC Radio 1 and Sunset 102.