Teenage Kicks | 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.

*Update*

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.

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All above images © Iain S. P. Reid.

The images above and many more can be found at the Iain Reid Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/IainSPReid

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13 Comments

  1. superb!

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  2. im on one of the photos great times following utd in the 70s

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  3. great photos im on one of your photos great times following utd in 70s

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  4. […] The folk at British Culture Archive this week shared these 97 recently discovered images of Manchester City and Manchester United fans from around 1977. The pictures were taken by little known photographer Iain S P Reid and they really capture the time. Some of our favourites are shown below but we recommend that you take the time to view the whole lot here! […]

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  5. Excellent. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Fantastic photos
    Love the city ones

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  7. No racism then it was all about the football grant times thanks for the photos

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  8. Philip M Roche March 14, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    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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  9. Just fantastic times following United .

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  10. Martin McNicholls March 16, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Excellent !!!!!

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  11. City…always cooler than the yoonited divs,
    nothing changes!

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  12. philip rousseau April 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    The good old days when football was working class mcfc still going

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  13. philip rousseau April 12, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    When football was working class the good old days still going cool cats

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