Stone-Dri’s story began in the 1940s when a family of four brothers from Salford began to produced coats and costumes from 95 Broughton Lane, Salford, under the name of ‘Stone-Dri – The Direct Rain Coat Company’.

They manufactured mainly with traditional shower proof fabrics such as, cotton gabardine, poplin, terylene and wool gabardine.

As the brand grew and their retail empire flourished the brothers were successful enough to bind their two greatest passions, outerwear and football. They began to advertise Stone-Dri in Manchester City and Manchester United Football programmes across the 1950s and 60s and soon became the brand that clothed football terraces across the North West.

Ahead of launching their first collection in 30 years this autumn, Stone-Dri have created T-Shirts ahead of the 2011 Community Shield and are giving one away to an RoM reader.

If you would like to win one of these t-shirts, e-mail republik_of_mancunia_competition[at] with your full name, shirt size and address along with your answer to the following question: When did Manchester United change their name from Newton Heath?

The winners of last week’s competition, with the prize the “United” drama DVD which was shown on the BBC, are Ambrose TJ Smith from Cornwall and Ash Blackshaw from Bolton.