Great Britain's women crushed Albania with a resounding 122-36 victory at the newly-opened National Basketball Performance Centre.

Their third known victim, Keith Bennett, was also from Gorton. He disappeared on June 16, 1964, aged 12, and his body is yet to be found.

Manchester Local Image Collection at Manchester City Council Gorton, Railway Street to Manchester Street, facing north, in 1964. By Brooks, T

Most of the 19th century Victorian houses in Gorton were demolished in the 1960s, and many people moved to new overspill housing estates in other parts of the city. However, some people remained in Gorton and were placed in new council houses and flats.

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The couple’s first known murder victim, Pauline Reade, who died in July 1963 aged 16, was from Gorton. Her body was not found for 24 years.

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Gorton was the original home of Manchester City FC, which was founded at St Mark’s in 1880 in a bid to bring the community together and provide an alternative to the gang culture of the 1870s.

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Over time, some areas of Gorton have suffered major deprivation. There have been high crime levels, especially assaults, car crime and burglaries.

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According to local folklore, Gorton derives its name from Gore Town, due to a battle between the Saxons and Danes nearby.[3][4] This has been dismissed by historians as "popular fancy".[5] The name Gorton means "dirty farmstead",[6] perhaps taking its name from the Gore Brook, or dirty brook, which still runs through the township to-day. The brook may have acquired that name because of the dirty appearance of its water, perhaps caused by discolouration due to peat or iron deposits.[7]

Manchester Local Image Collection at Manchester City Council 155 Gorton Lane, West Gorton. Taken on January 25, 1935. By City Engineers Department

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In medieval times Gorton was a district in the ancient parish of Manchester in the Salford Hundred of Lancashire.

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However it was left derelict after the friars moved out in 1989.

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Teenager Jordan Brennan died after being attacked outside a grocer's store in Gorton on 10 March 2014.[17]

He married and has a child and changed his name to George Edward Williams, before becoming an elephant keeper at Belle Vue Zoo. After his death at the age of 52 he was buried in Gorton cemetery.

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Hyde Road railway station was opened in Gorton in 1882, but closed in 1958.

The line was dismantled soon afterwards and is now a cycle track called the Fallowfield Loop, which runs from Debdale Park to St Werburgh’s Road Metrolink station in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

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Gorton’s most famous landmark is surely Gorton Monastery, a 19th century, gothic friary, built between 1863 and 1872 by Franciscan monks who had come to Manchester to serve the local catholic community.

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One resident said: 'There were around seven police cars there at one point'

Ethan Kyle Turner from Gorton was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in May

West Gorton was included in the City of Manchester in 1890 and the remainder in 1909.

Refreshments are available in the Friars Pantry and there is free parking.

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Gorton railway station opened in 1842 as Gorton and Openshaw and was replaced in 1906. It is still in operation today on the Hope Valley Line and is served by train services between Manchester Piccadilly and Glossop/Hadfield.[20] The station is mentioned in the 1964 song "Slow Train" by Flanders and Swann, referred to as "Openshaw". There are also stations at Belle Vue and Ryder Brow

Gorton railway station opened in 1842 as Gorton and Openshaw, and was replaced in 1906. It still operates today, with services between Manchester Piccadilly and Glossop and Halfield.

Manchester Local Image Collection at Manchester City Council Gorton Baths and Wash Houses, in 1953. By City Engineers Department

Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1854 and is an amateur orchestra.[24] The folk comedy group Gorton Tank were based in Gorton and were popular in the Manchester area. The actor John Thaw, known for his role as Inspector Morse, was born in West Gorton.[25] The painter Michael Gutteridge was also born in Gorton. The Gorton Morris Men were responsible for reviving the rushcart ceremony in Gorton.[26]