It was fifty years ago today

Fifty years ago from a converted church on Dickenson Road, a new music show was aired for the first time from Manchester. Top of the...

Manchester comes together for Strauss Anniversary

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great German composer Richard Strauss and Manchester's three orchestras are joining forces to mark...

Historic Leigh Spinners Mill to be given makeover

Large amounts of vacant space in the iconic Leigh Spinners mill could be transformed into a major enterprise and community centre including sports facilities,...

Scheme planned to turn Cornbrook into Gateway

Plans are afoot for a major residential regeneration scheme around the Cornbrook area off Chester Road in the area near the old Pomona Docks. The...

Millions of historic images are shared by the British Library

This site is dedicated to history and not just concerning Manchester, so we are delighted to see that the British Library has given everyone...

Tolkien WW1 gun goes on display at IWM North

The revolver issued to JRR Tolkien as a soldier on the Somme during the First World War has gone on display at the Imperial...

Coral-something Rich and Strange

Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that...

Modernists select fifty twentieth century icons in Manchester

Fifty of Manchester's finest examples of twentieth century are being celebrated by the Manchester Modernist society in a map which can be explored on...

John Kay a misunderstood legacy

The wonderfully simple invention of a the man who with a bit of string and two pickers actuating a fly shuttle, quadrupled the power...

Extreme architecture and science of the frozen south comes to MOSI

A piece of the frozen South Pole comes to Manchester this week in the first exhibition to be held of its kind at the...

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