A very early Manchester football derby in support of a local mining disaster

Hyde Lane CollieryHistorically Manchester was in Lancashire but to the east in nearby Hyde, which in those days was across the county border in Cheshire, was Hyde Lane Colliery. It was located alongside the Lower Peak Forest Canal and what is now known as Manchester Road. It started extracting coal about 1794 following the completion … More A very early Manchester football derby in support of a local mining disaster

Ian Niven, Manchester City Honorary President describes his best ever City game

The late, great, Ian Niven Manchester City Honorary President and die-hard supporter describes the best game he remembered in all the years, and it was more than 90, he spent following the team he idolized. The game was a not only a top of the table late season clash away at arch-rivals and reigning champions … More Ian Niven, Manchester City Honorary President describes his best ever City game

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