Manchester’s LGBTQ+ social history saved thanks to National Lottery funding of new project

The National Lottery Heritage Fund today marks the start of LGBT History Month by announcing a grant of £76,200 to a project that will...

Book detailing the the decline, dereliction, and revival of Gorton Monastery is published...

A fascinating first-person account of the decline, dereliction, and revival of one of Manchester’s most historic buildings is published for the first time. Gorton Monastery,...

Rare example of surviving air raid siren in Hale is listed after Historic England...

A rare example of a surving air raid siren, located on Cecil Road in Hale, has been listed at Grade II by the Department...

Eminent musician and composer, world-renowned scientist and important sporting location to receive blue...

An eminent musician and composer, a world-renowned scientist and an important sporting location will receive Wigan Borough’s blue plaques for 2022. Unveiling ceremonies will take...

Tree planting commemorates 80 years of Jewish refugees

A native oak tree has been planted at Whitefield’s Hamilton Road Park to mark the 80th anniversary of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)...

Nominate your favourite historic sites in Oldham

Oldham residents are being warmly encouraged to nominate their favourite historic buildings, landscapes, historic sites, public art, monuments and even street furniture to join...

Manchester to shine a light on history of women’s football as UEFA Women’s EURO...

An exhibition charting the history of women's football will help kick off a summer-long celebration of the game as Manchester prepares to play its...

Emmeline Pankhurst’s grave is a ‘disgrace’

The grave of Manchester suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst at Brompton Cemetery, in West London has been termed a disgrace. Her great grandaughter Helen Pankhurst, said it was...

100 voices, faces and objects to mark BBC Centenary

BBC History has launched three new online collections looking at the broadcaster’s most iconic objects, people and contributors over the last century. The new collections...

Remarkable career of opera singer and spy Margery Booth honoured with Blue Plaque

The extraordinary life of an opera singer from Wigan Borough who played an important role in the nation’s war effort is to be marked...