Descendant Donates Rare Peterloo Artefact to People’s History Museum

Friday 19 July 2019 will see a very rare Peterloo artefact will go on display at People’s History Museum (PHM), known as the Peterloo...

Eight things you need to know about poltergeists – just in time for Halloween

Halloween is the time of year when interest in the paranormal peaks and people celebrate all things supernatural. Of particular fascination are stories and...

Rare colour footage of the Busby Babes is shown

Rare colour footage shows the Busby Babes at their magnificent best, just ten months before eight members of the prodigiously talented young Manchester United...

Renovation of historic Middleton school is completed

One of the most important historic buildings in Middleton has been re-opened at a special ceremony following a £590,000 revamp by us and the National...

£16 million redevelopment of Rochdale’s grade I listed town hall has taken a major...

The £16 million redevelopment of Rochdale’s grade I listed town hall has taken a major step forward, with the appointment of an...

Pankhurst Centre marks anniversary of the suffragette movement

10 October 2019 marks the anniversary of the founding of the suffragette movement, one of the most captivating and powerful campaigns in history, which was led by pioneering...

Stockport’s ‘Cockleshell Hero’ to be honoured

The bravery of the ‘Cockleshell Hero’ Royal Marine James Conway will be honoured with a permanent memorial to be unveiled on Sunday 10th December...

Pictured-Hope Hospital in photo collection giving extraordinary insight into pre-NHS healthcare

A fascinating collection of more than 4,000 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years...

Our Emmeline gets her Traditional pour

The  creation of Hazel Reeves’ sculpture of Emmeline Pankhurst reached its dramatic climax this week, as the traditional ‘pour’ took place.  With the molten bronze that will...

Monton’s famous landmark to be restored

A Monton landmark is to be restored thanks to funds from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The bid, which was successfully made by Monton...