Manchester Police peelers relaxing photographed around 1840. This is one of the very earliest images of policing in the Greater Manchester Area. The foundation of British policing was greatly influenced by some-time Home Secretary and Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. Sir Robert was born in Bury, now part of the Greater Manchester region. From the collection of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives. To find out more please visit http://www.gmpmuseum.com

Manchester Police peelers relaxing photographed around 1840. This is one of the very earliest images of policing in the Greater Manchester Area. The foundation of British policing was greatly influenced by some-time Home Secretary and Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. Sir Robert was born in Bury, now part of the Greater Manchester region. From the collection of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives. To find out more please visit http://www.gmpmuseum.com

Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton practices his heading skills with his mother, Elizabeth, in the street outside their home, northern England, 1953, photographer unknown.

Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton practices his heading skills with his mother, Elizabeth, in the street outside their home, northern England, 1953, photographer unknown.

CIS Tower under construction in Manchester, 1961. No health & safety in those days. The steel workers were from Motherwell in Scotland.

CIS Tower under construction in Manchester, 1961. No health & safety in those days. The steel workers were from Motherwell in Scotland.

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