Public call-out uncovers secret and unknown memorials in the North West

A memorial to commemorate the success of the Teetotal Movement; a statue to remember the ‘Cracker Packers’ - female workers at the former Carr’s...

A History of Manchester’s Cremation Trends

Manchester is known for its friendly locals, historical architecture, and also for the ability to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger without...

Historic London passage that influenced George Orwell reimagined by Manchester architecture students

The rich architectural heritage of an 18th century London mews that featured in 1950s cinema and the works of George Orwell is to be...

New book tells the story of Manchester’s forgotten reformer

A new book out by two Manchester Historians tells the tales of one of the City's forgotten heroes. Elijah Dixon played a key role in...

Researchers explore John Ruskin’s ‘Storm Cloud’ in 200 year celebration

Art historians at the University of York have co-curated a major new exhibition and co-edited a book on how John Ruskin’s views on the...

The lessons of Manchester’s super-casino failure

Although organised gambling has a long tradition in the UK,dating back as far as the 18th century, the nation’s gambling traditions have been based...

Robbie Burns used old ale, carbonised elephant tusk, lard and sulphuric acid to write...

Scientists have for the first time analysed the ingredients the Scottish bard Robbie Burns used when he made his own ink. Their study, which means...

Manchester Jewish Museum is moving temporarily into the basement of Manchester Central Library next...

Manchester Jewish Museum is excited to announce it is moving temporarily into the basement of Manchester Central Library next month as building work starts on...

Role of the still image in conflict goes under the spotlight in Manchester conference

The role of pictures in recording, commemorating and propagating conflict is to be examined at Manchester School of Art. Conference ‘Pictures of War: The Still...

Back for good: piece of transport history returns to Rochdale

A memorial stone, originally placed in the wall of Yelloway Motor Services travel centre in 1969 was rescued during demolition of the famous site...