Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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¦ September 21, 1950: The fashion and textile industry was important to Manchester in the 1950s. Here we see researcher Barbara Hodson measuring the stiffening produced by proofing in hats.

The tests were carried out at the British Hat and Allied Felt Makers Research Association's new laboratory at Stanley House in Fairfield, Manchester.

¦ September, 1967: Manchester United star George Best and Manchester City's Mike Summerbee celebrate the opening of Best's 'Edwardian' fashion boutique in the city.

The two footballers were good friends. A year later, Best was the best man at Summerbee's wedding to Tina Schofield at St Michael and All Angels Church in Mottram.

Best wasn't alone in venturing into retail. Openshaw-born Davy Jones, lead singer of The Monkees pop group, opened his Zilch boutique in New York's Greenwich Village in 1967. …

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