Nostalgia: Fans flock to see punk rock band The Clash at Belle Vue

Photo: Fans in the foyer of the Elizabethan Belle Vue Ballroom in Manchester during a concert by London punk rock band The Clash. November 15, 1977 © Mirrorpix


November 26

Manchester City striker Brian Kidd heads for goal in Chelsea’s 6-2 demolition by his club in a Premier League match at Maine Road.

Manchester City 6-2 Chelsea, Championship game at Maine Road, Saturday November 26, 1977 Brian Kidd, Manchester City Forward, heads for goal. (01442416) © Mirrorpix

City’s scoring streak featured a hat-trick from Dennis Tueart. The other scorers were Mick Channon and Peter Barnes plus an own goal.

The result helped City finish fourth in the league with Kidd ending the season as the club’s top scorer with 19 goals.

Kidd, born in Collyhurst, made 98 league appearances with the Blues from 1976 to 1979 (scoring 44 times) before joining Everton.

Debris litter the foyer of the Elizabethan Belle Vue Ballroom in Manchester after a concert by London punk rock band The Clash. 15th November 1977. (01082636) © Mirrorpix


November 15

Debris is strewn across the hall of the Elizabethan Ballroom after The Clash played Belle Vue in the early days of punk rock.

The austere composition of the fans contrasts sharply with the bow tie ushers trying to bring order to the stage.

Formed in 1976, The Clash were key players in the first wave of punk and achieved commercial success with their 1979 album, London Calling.

It was declared the best album of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine.


November 26

Workers are precariously balanced 100 feet from the aerial mast that once towered over the Gaythorn gas plant in Manchester.

Men precariously balanced 100 feet from the radio mast at Gaythorn Gas Works. November 26, 1970. (00787592) © Mirrorpix

Manchester’s first gas works were built on Water Street by the police in 1817.

Its purpose was to supply gas to police stations and streetlights to improve the security of the city.

The Gaythorn Gas Factory, off Medlock Street, was founded by the Provincial Portable Gas Company of London in 1825.

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