Historic pictures that have not seen the light of day for decades are being given a new lease of life and slowly revealing the region's rich social heritage, thanks to the SMILE project - a National Lottery funded project to digitise the Reporter archive.
Here are some of the latest pictures of the past that have been rediscovered...
TIME FOR TEA: Sit back with a cuppa and explore the Reporter’s past...
This gentleman had prosthetic arms adapted to enable him to use a typewriter.
Some very long and baggy shorts made up the kit for this football team playing c. 1949.
SNOW GOOD: Children in the snow at Nuthurst Park, Moston, left, in February 1973.
Fascinating photographs from the Reporter glass plate collection have been digitised and shed a new light on our not so distant past, dating back through the 50s, 60s and 70s. Visit https://smiletameside.wordpress.com/ to view the very latest discoveries and find out more about the project.