Manchester derby 1954 in aid of Henshaws

With the highly anticipated Manchester derby taking place this Sunday, we look back to 1954 when the two Manchester clubs went head to head in aid of Henshaws!

2017 sees Henshaws celebrate our 180th anniversary and throughout this year, we will be looking back across these 180 years to pick out some of our favourite stories.

Let us take you back to 1954, a year when Wolverhampton Wanderers held off West Brom to win the English first division and Roger Bannister becomes the first person to break the four-minute mile. It was also the year that two English football giants, Manchester United and Manchester City came together to play a very special Manchester derby in aid of Henshaws!

The game, held on April 28th at City’s Maine Road stadium was organised between the two clubs with all proceeds given to Henshaws to support services provided to those living with sight loss throughout Greater Manchester.

Take a look at the programme from the game below, complete with full team line-ups, stats from the 1953-54 season and even details of kits worn (we’re not too sure players would enjoy their shots being described as knickers nowadays!)

How can you help?

Henshaws works with people with sight loss across Greater Manchester to provide help, advice and support to allow them to live the life they want to. There are a variety of ways you could help us support people with a visual impairment, from fundraising to volunteering and many more. Follow the link below to find out more.

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