Picture shows the children's street party in Mawson Street, Ardwick Green
Picture shows the children's street party in Mawson Street, Ardwick Green, a suburb of Manchester, celebrating the coronation of George VI.
The country was rocked by the abdication of Edward VIII in December 1936, but the nation is now in a more hopeful mood with Edward's brother soon to be crowned the new king.
The coronation of George VI and his wife Elizabeth as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937.
Picture taken 12th May 1937
Elton John, singer and songwriter pictured during his interview for John Gibson
Elton John, singer and songwriter pictured during his interview for John Gibson, Chief Sports Writer at The Newcastle Chronicle in November 1977.
Elton wears a Watford Football Club on his left lapel and speaks passionately about the club. He talks of other clubs having no ambition, and says "I've devised a five year plan aimed at getting us into The Second Division." Watford are sitting at the top of the fourth division as of this picture. He went on to say" I've given five year contracts to Graham Taylor and his assistant Bertie Mee. They are fun to work with. They stay. But our ground isn't up to scratch. We have bloody awful offices and no decent premises for the Supporters Club. All that will change. I want a 30,000 all seated stadium used by all the community as a whole. What's more. I'll get it." "Watford are going places, thanks to Graham (Taylor). He's fabulous. The best" Elton admitted that his introduction to the Watford board caused a few embarrassing moments. "Mainly" he said, "because at the time I was about 6.ft 3inches and had pink hair. It was while I was wearing those bloody big platform boots shows and doing crazy things. Now I'm 5ft. 3 inches and wearing suits and ties whenever I am on club business."
Full interview published in The Newcastle Chronicle on 19th November 1977 page 14.
Picture taken 16th November 1977
Brazil vs Czechoslovakia 1970 World Cup Group C. Brazil won 4-1 On the eve of
Brazil vs Czechoslovakia 1970 World Cup Group C. Brazil won 4-1
On the eve of Brazil's opening match in the 1970 World Cup, expectations weren't as high as one might think in retrospect.
The then two-fold World Champions had left a poor impression in the 1966 tournament, defeated in the group stages by both Portugal and Hungary. 1966 still stands as Brazil's worst achievement in World Cup history.
By 1970, the memories of Brazil's 1958 and 1962 victorious sides had started to fade.
Garrincha, Didi, Nilton Santos, Vava, Djalma Santos all their careers were long over.
But there was a sole survivor...Pele.
This would be one of his greatest games ever.
(Picture) Pele in Action.
3rd June 1970