Football fans in Sale are putting aside their United and City rivalries to back young Ted Molloy in his fundraising. A group of 25 pals, mostly from Sale, have rallied round to support five-year-old Ted, who has cystic fibrosis.
The late Jane Baugh was a high-profile public figure in Sale but kept her illness private until her death three months ago. Her husband Peter has revealed how she hid her cancer from friends and colleagues in the political world she had occupied for 30 years.
It’s the ultimate souvenir of lockdown – a framed picture of the Superheroes of Sale. The likes of Captain America, Spiderman, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have been strutting their stuff through the streets of Sale for almost two months.
Fascinating archives reveal how the public of Sale were encouraged to invest their savings to fund Britain’s war-time effort. A log book shows that in 1943 the town raised £389,073 – enough to buy nine Lancaster Bombers and five Spitfire fighter aircraft.
He is Sale’s most popular entertainer at the moment – singer Martin Davidson has become a local celebrity belting out classics for all ages. From Baby Shark to Bill Withers. From Brooklands to Broad Road.
The disabled in Sale are being urged to give their views and share their stories of the impact of Covid-19 on their health and well being. The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel has launched a survey to capture the experiences of disabled people in the city-region.
Food fanatic Matty Peet found the perfect recipe to help the NHS – by cooking up spicy curries for his pals.
A hot madras or garlic chilli, served with chicken or paneer, plus rice and chapatis were delivered to more than a dozen homes in Sale.
Bunting, bingo and blue skies brought a carnival atmosphere to VE Day celebrations in Sale.
The town was blessed with warm Bank Holiday sunshine for socially-distant street parties marking the 75th anniversary since the end of fighting in Europe in World War Two.
The show must go on for Sale Nomads who were forced to cancel their special VE Day show because of Covid-19.
The theatre group – set up in 1946 a year after the war ended – should have been treading the boards at their May show which would have featured a VE Day tribute.
VE Day brings memories flooding back for Ron Tomlinson, a former secretary of Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club and a Sale resident for almost five decades. Now 86, Ron has been sharing his war recollections and talking about coping with the modern day war against coronavirus.