1934 – John Caine, born in Salford, Lancashire. He was newsreader and presenter at Granada Televison, in Manchester. He was educated at Salford Grammar School. After National Service as Lieutenant in Malaya, he returned to the UK where he joined Granada Television as a newscaster and presenter. He was artistic director and then Chairman of Trustees of the Salford Playhouse before moving to London. 1987 – He was appointed MBE for his services to theatre. 1993 – His stage play "Mister Lowry" based on the life nd work of renowned Salford artist L.S.Lowry was produced at BristolOld Vic and starred Malcolm Tierney as Mister Lowry.