June 4, 1980:
Coronation Street creator Tony Warren celebrates 20 years of the long-running soap by posing outside Rene Bradshaw’s corner shop on the Granada set.
Born in Pendlebury, Warren was a regular on BBC Radio’s Children’s Hour and performed in many radio plays before launching Coronation Street in December 1960.
Some of Warren’s fellow actors on radio became household names on the Street. They included Doris Speed, who played landlady Annie Walker, and Violet Carson who portrayed the redoubtable Ena Sharples.
The corner shop was owned by Maggie Clegg, played by Irene Sutcliffe, before Rene Bradshaw (Madge Hindle) took it over in 1976.
June 2, 1968:
Former Sunderland and England footballer Colin Grainger starts his summer season singing tour at the Manchester Hippodrome.
Pictured with him – and wearing three of his seven international caps – are the Kaye Sisters who were also on the bill.
Grainger was known as the ‘singing winger’ during his football career. He produced one single – This I Know in 1958 – before turning to music full time in 1968.
The Kaye Sisters were Carol Young, Shirley ‘Shan’ Palmer and Sheila Jones. They released a number of singles and LPs in the 1950s.
June 2, 1965:
Manchester United and England midfielder Nobby Stiles gets ready to fly to Hungary for the Inter City Fairs Cup semi-final second leg against Ferencvaros.
United won the first leg at Old Trafford 3-2 with two goals from David Herd and one from Denis Law.
Ferencvaros won the second leg 1-0, forcing a play-off in Hungary 10 days later. John Connelly scored for United, but Ferencvaros won 2-1. They lost 1-0 to Italian club Juventus in the final.