Sunday Nostalgia: Cherished Coronation Street actor scores a hit


Pictured: Coronation Street singer and actor Bill Tarmey, July 2001 (00273980) (C) Mirrorpix


July 7

Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth on pomegranate soap from 1981 to 2010, relaxes after the launch of their new album In My Life.

Coronation Street actor and singer Bill Tarmey, July 2001 (00273980) (C) Mirrorpix

Born in Ardwick, Tarmey was an established nightclub singer as well as an actor.

Her debut album, A Gift of Love, went to No. 15 in the UK charts in 1993.

Tarmey formed one of Coronation Street’s favorite couples with Liz Dawn who played Jack’s long-suffering wife, Vera.

Their wayward son Terry was played by Manchester actor Nigel Pivaro.

Manchester United’s Andy Cole during pre-season training at The Cliff, July 10, 1998 (01234875) (C) Mirrorpix


July 10

Manchester United striker Andy cole gets into serious pre-season training at The Cliff under the watchful eye of manager Alex Ferguson.

The hard work has certainly paid off as the Red Devils ended the season with the Champions League and Premier League titles under their belt as well as the FA Cup – a unique treble.

Cole made 195 league appearances for United from 1995 to 2001, scoring 93 goals.

He signed from Newcastle United in a contract worth £ 7 million, setting a new record for a British transfer.


July 10

Brazilian football legend Pele is captured in a thoughtful moment while training at Bolton for the 1966 World Cup tournament.

Brazilian football star Pelé during training session in Bolton during the 1966 World Cup in England, July 1966 (00241113) (C) Mirrorpix

World champions Brazil came out in the group stage after losing to Portugal and Hungary.

Pelé has won three World Cups with Brazil, scoring 77 goals in 92 games for the national team.

He scored no less than 643 goals in 659 games for his club Santos.

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