The City’s Centre for 40 years

In 1968 Manchester City council was presented with a proposal to transform the centre of the city around Market Street with a blueprint to...

Forgotten maps of Manchester slums restored and available to view

A new project has repaired, photographed and shared online forgotten maps of Manchester’s slums, which had been overlooked for the last 130 years. The maps...

Could you be a Peterloo descendant?

Peterloo 2019 is hoping to connect the stories of those who were present at the Peterloo Massacre with the stories of today by searching for the Peterloo Descendants.  60,000...

Peterloo 2019 invites volunteers to become Peterloo Ambassadors

2019 marks 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre  a watershed moment in British democracy whose legacy continues to be felt in the Greater Manchester...

Manchester’s Architect of the Thirlmere Dam recognised as one of the most influential surveyors

The late William Telford Gunson, a former member of Manchester City Council,from 1884 until 1892 has been recognised as one of the most influential surveyors of...

St Bernard dog was Manchester invention, say historians

A new book published by University of Manchester historians shows that the much-loved St Bernard dog we know today was a Victorian invention. According to...

Letter discovered detailing first written account of suffragette force-feeding to go on display at...

People’s History Museum has discovered a letter written in prison by one suffragette to another detailing the first known written account of force-feeding. The handwritten...

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller unveils his designs for a memorial to the Peterloo...

Designs drawn up by artist Jeremy Deller for a memorial to commemorate the Peterloo massacre have unveiled. The artist has been commissioned by Manchester City...

Rave On – people of Manchester invited to recall their clubbing memories

Although Manchester and its music are famous around the globe, little is known about the communities which helped to build that reputation. Popular culture...

Snapshot: The moment Securicor removed art masterpieces from the home of LS Lowry in...

When LS Lowry died in 1976, the task of clearing his house of his considerable art collection was nothing short of epic. Lowry avoided receiving...