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over 15 years' worth of experience in researching family trees, assisting with history research projects, transcribing historical documents and helping people learn more about their own family history.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
Ellen Wilkinson – Manchester’s Forgotten Stateswoman
Ellen Wilkinson’s extraordinary achievements and big-hearted, fiery Mancunian personality endeared her to the nation in the 1940s and she was an international celebrity. Yet today she hardly registers in British consciousness.
Who Built Wythenshawe? The Forgotten Story of Ernest & Shena Simon and the Creation of Manchester’s Garden City
This new exhibition seeks to explain this seemingly simple question and reveal what turns out to be the fascinating history behind Wythenshawe’s origins. This blog has been written by the exhibition's curators, John Ayshford and Dr Martin Dodge
The Strong Women of Victorian Manchester
Visioning Lab are looking to produce a digital storytelling project to champion the histories of women in Victorian Manchester. This blog has been written by their Creative Producer & Storyteller, Ellie Andrews
Emmeline Pankhurst: Our Emmeline
As Manchester undertakes a review of its public art this year, read about the subject of one of the city's most famous statues, Emmeline Pankhurst. This blogpost is written by MA Student Gemma (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Who was Gandhi, and why is there a statue of him in Manchester's Cathedral Yard? Find out more in this blogpost by MA student Gemma.
Victory Over Blindness
Ever wondered about the story behind this statue near Manchester's Piccadilly Station? Find out in this blogpost by MA student Gemma.
Find out about Richard Cobden, and why his statue stands in Manchester's St Ann's Square, in this fascinating blogpost by MA student Gemma.