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...

Welcome to Munchester! City shortlisted for National Biscuit Museum

Mancunians’ love for biscuits is renowned. We eat more of the sweet treats than anyone else in the UK. Now Manchester's passion for all things...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #17 how Manchester’s Jewish...

Story: Jewish Immigration Object: Menorah outside the Reform Synagogue Location: Jackson’s Row Year: 1788 Manchester has long had Britain’s biggest Jewish community outside London. The first recorded Jewish presence...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #16 the campaign to...

Story: Campaign to Abolish Slavery (1) Object: Abraham Lincoln statue Location: Brazennose Street Year: 1787 Manchester played a major role in slavery in the 18th century – and...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #15 Robert Owen, founding...

Story: The Co-operative Movement Object: Statue of Robert Owen Year: 1780s/1790s Location: Co-operative Bank The long-awaited return of the Robert Owen statue to Corporation Street is the perfect...

Extraordinary new Peterloo website recreates Manchester in 1819 to mark 200...

A new website has created in extraordinary 3D detail the events and legacy of the Peterloo Massacre 200 years ago - to enable a...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #14 how Manchester led...

Story: Opening of the Bridgewater Canal Object: Giants Basin Year: 1765 Location: off Potato Wharf Road, Castlefield Among Manchester’s many ground-breaking firsts – first railway, first aircraft manufactory – the first...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #13 the Jacobite Rebellion...

Story: The Jacobite Rebellion in Manchester Object: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s “bed” Year: 1745 Location: Chetham’s Library In an age when the question of who has the rightful claim...

How Ancoats progressed from an actual sh*thole to one of Manchester’s...

Ancoats is one of the city's most sought after areas and has an increasing number of cosmopolitan, independent traders. Home to many houses built in...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #12 the rise of...

Story: The Rise of the Machine Age Object: Kay’s Flying Shuttle Year: 1733 Location: Town Hall Mural In No 8, The Birth of Textiles in Manchester, we learnt...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #11 mediaeval Manchester

Story: Mediaeval Manchester Object: John Bradford plaque Year: 1555 Location: Manchester Cathedral In 1596 Nicholas Mosley, a local wool manufacturer, journeyed to London to buy Manchester – the...

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