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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...

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...

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