Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bits &PIECES

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bits &PIECES

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¦ May 10, 1938: Salford captain Gus Risman arrives at Manchester's London Road station after winning the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Wembley.

Salford beat Barrow 7-4 in a closely fought game and were back at Wembley the next year, this time losing the final 20-3 to Halifax.

Alongside Risman is manager Lance Todd who died in a car crash in November 1942.

New Zealander Todd's achievements as a player, manager and radio commentator led to the Lance Todd Trophy being named after him.

The trophy is awarded to the man of the match at every Challenge Cup final.

¦ May 8, 1953: Hot dog! The latest word in fast-food sales pedalled on to the streets of Manchester in the shape of brightly painted carts.

The mobile set-ups included fumeless heating units to keep the sausages warm and a basin for the seller to wash his hands before making the hotdogs! …

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