Remembering Tony Wilson

It's ten years since 'Mr Manchester' Tony Wilson died.

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WATCH: "St Anthony" - an ode to Anthony H Wilson

All day on Granada reports we've been marking the tenth anniversary of the death of our colleague Tony Wilson.

Manchester poet Mike Garry has recorded a new version of his poem St Anthony - an ode to Anthony H Wilson.

It was recorded in one of Tony's favourite places - St Mary's Church - the place where his funeral was held.

Watch it here:

Remembering the music mogul Tony Wilson: 10 years on

He was known as Mr Manchester but as Mr Granada he championed all of the North West.

And now ten years after his death tributes are being paid to Tony Wilson.

Musically he brought us Joy Divison, New Order and the Happy Mondays.

He brought Madonna to the Hacienda and the name Madchester was born.

Our reporter Tim Scott has been hearing about Tony Wilson - the cultural catalyst.


Remembering the broadcaster Tony Wilson 10 years on

Tony Wilson is credited with helping Liverpool become Capital of Culture.

He used to proudly talk of the North West as the place where the industrial revolution and the trade union movement began and where the computer was invented.

It was the place he said where all the big decisions should be made.

He was also a devoted Manchester United fan - and while he was signing and managing bands and running a record label and the Hacienda somehow he also found time to be a reporter and presenter on Granada Television.

And he had a style all of his own as Adam McClean reports.


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