Whatever happened to the Arndale underground market? This urban explorer...

Many people have happy memories of the Arndale Underground Market, a shopper's paradise beneath the city centre's streets back in the 1970s and 80s. The...

The truth about the 1996 Manchester bomb & the making of...

Saturday 15th June 1996 dawned bright and sunny and Manchester had every reason to feel good about itself, writes Ray King

Remembering Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown 100 years after first non-stop...

One hundred years ago this weekend, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber, an assemblage of wood, canvas and wire, dipped its...

Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown remembered 100 years after first non-stop...

One hundred years ago next month, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber, an assemblage of wood, canvas and wire, dipped its...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #22 the scientist who...

Story: The End of Alchemy/Dalton’s Atomic Theory Object: The “four elements” sculptures Location: Dalton Entry Alleyway Year: 1803 When John Dalton presented a paper to the Manchester Literary...

Programme of 150 events will mark 200th anniversary of Peterloo Massacre

The 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre will be marked by a major programme of 150 events spanning Greater Manchester and beyond between June...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #21 mills and boom

Story: The Rise of the Cotton Industry Location: Chorlton Mills chimney on Cambridge St Year: 1797 Given that Manchester was known for so long as the world’s...

Meet the Manchester jam makers who put the strawberry jam in...

When I Love MCR® decided to create a new Strawberry Jam Gin, it was a no-brainer as to where the main ingredient would be...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #20 the intriguing history...

Story: Catholic Revival Object: St Mary’s plaque Location: Hidden Gem Church Year: 1794 Manchester has long been a mainly Protestant city. The Cathedral describes itself as Anglican, the...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #19 the sermon that...

Story: The Sermon That Changed the World Object: New-Church House sign Location: John Dalton Street Year: 1793 The story of industry in late 18th century Manchester is well...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #18 the rise of...

Story: Rise of Radical and Revolutionary Politics Object: Tom Paine’s desk Location: People’s History Museum Year: 1791 Manchester has a reputation as a city with a long history...

Influential American business magazine sings the praises of Stockport

"American tourists who know and love Britain expect history to greet them at every turn", writes veteran travel writer Gretchen Kelly in the latest...

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