12 year-old footballer Margaret Wilde bounces and catches a football while skipping, as part of her training regime with Nomad Ladies,  near her home in Denton. Credit: Getty12 year-old footballer Margaret Wilde bounces and catches a football while skipping, as part of her training regime with Nomad Ladies,  near her home in Denton. Credit: Getty
12 year-old footballer Margaret Wilde bounces and catches a football while skipping, as part of her training regime with Nomad Ladies, near her home in Denton. Credit: Getty

15 photos to take you back to 1960s Manchester - from the Beatles at Granada studios to Man Utd wives

Fashion, pop music, football - the swinging 60s were certainly a memorable time in Manchester and we’ve found some great pictures in the archives.

The 1960s were well known for as being a defining decade in Britain, with the birth of flower power, free love and counter-culture.

Music, fashion and footballers were at the forefront of the cultural revolution, not least of all in Manchester where a young George Best arrived in the city in 1961 and went on to make an indelible mark. Coronation Street also arrived on our screens in 1960 and remains a prime-time show to this day.

Piccadilly Gardens was in full bloom in the days when it actually looked like a garden, and while not everyone had it easy, kids still enjoying playing games with their pals on the street.

We’ve had a look back through the archives and pulled out some memorable local images across the decade, in no particular order, to take you back to a different era.

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