Manchester United & City Fans During the Late 1970s

I recently stumbled across an amazing set of photos on Facebook by the late photographer Iain S. P. Reid.

The photos date from around 1977 and feature mainly young Manchester United and City fans attending home matches at Old Trafford and Maine Road.

I’ve recently re-shared some of the images on our Facebook page and they have stirred up some nostalgic memories about the football culture of previous decades, the fashion, the atmosphere and what is was like to be a match going fan long before Sky TV and big money takeovers.

The majority of Iain’s images have not been seen by many, hopefully they can now be appreciated by a wider audience.


I’ve recently been in contact with Iain’s brother Doug who now resides in Australia, he will be kindly sending over a few words about Iain and his love of photography for me to add to the blog, so I will update the page soon.

Here are a handful of Iain’s images below.


All above images by Iain S. P. Reid.

The images above and many more can be found at the Iain Reid Facebook Page

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  1. Yep the Docs tartan army. I was one of them, travelled all over the country. The tartan jeans and jackets. I was called a Bay City Rollers fan, embarresing


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