‘You were never out of a job in Oldham’: How Deindustrialisation Affected Northern Mill Towns
To coincide with Manchester Histories exhibition 'Your Home, Your Voice, Your Place' at Gallery Oldham, Hannah Popplewell (MA History student at Manchester Metropolitan University) explores in her blog how deindustrialisation has impacted communities in Oldham.
From Public Baths to Community Landmark: A Look at the Fascinating History of the Manchester Victoria Baths
Find out more about Manchester's historic swimming pool and its transformation into a popular heritage, events and community venue. A blog post by Tesni Boughen.
Breaking Chains with Knowledge: Working Class Movement Library
Discover more about the history and collections of the Working Class Movement Library. A blog post by Xinran Meng.
The epitome of a diverse community: Manchester Jewish Museum
History of arrival and settlement - Where did Manchester's Jewish Community come from. A blog post by Xinran Meng.
Linked by wheels and tracks!
Read about the history and collections of the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester. A blog post by Xinran Meng.
The Day the Cosmonaut Came to Manchester by Gurbir Singh
On April 12th 1961 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin completed an orbit of the Earth to become the first human in space. Exactly three months later, he came to Manchester!
The Re:sound project in Manchester gave a dedicated team of aspiring Streetwise Opera historians a unique opportunity to explore the history of their city through a series of participatory history and heritage sessions.
Some Members of The Few: Part Two
The second blog by Geoff Simpson, a freelance writer who has studied the Battle of Britain for nearly 40 years. He has met, interviewed and corresponded with several hundred of “the Few”
Remembering the 1826 Weavers Uprising in East Lancashire
This blog has been written by Dr David Scott. David works at The Open University and is a world leading expert in the field of Criminology. He is the founder and chair of the Weavers Uprising Bicentennial Committee.
Some Members of The Few
This blog is written by Geoff Simpson, a freelance writer who has studied the Battle of Britain for nearly 40 years. He has met, interviewed and corresponded with several hundred of “the Few”
Grass Roots Books
Grass Roots Books was Manchester's radical bookshop from 1971-1990, becoming the largest outside London. For most of that time it was run as a workers co-operative. A small group of former workers have been collecting memories and some archive material about Grass Roots.
Titanic’s Greater Manchester People
This blog is written by Lauren Jaye Gradwell. Lauren has over 15 years' worth of experience in researching family trees, assisting with history research projects, transcribing historical documents and helping people learn more about their own family history. She is currently working on her project Greater Manchester's Titanic People, researching the lives of people with links to Greater Manchester who were onboard the RMS Titanic 1912. Lauren is hoping to publish a book on this subject, but at present she is still gathering information. If you think you can help do please contact her and www.polarisgenealogy.co.uk