Photo finish – care past and present at Stepping Hill Hospital

The oldest recorded photo of staff at Stepping Hill Hospital has been recreated with some of their modern day counterparts, to celebrate nursing past...

North West Film Archive’s footage of life on Home Front during First World War

With the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War approaching, Manchester Metropolitan's North West Film Archive is inviting the public to...

Statue of the first unofficial Lioness, Lily Parr is unveiled in Manchester

The statue of women’s footballing legend Lily Parr has been unveiled at Manchester's National Football Museum. The life-size bronze statue, created by sculptor Hannah Stewart,...

300-year-old mince pie recipe revealed

Newcastle University Library archivists have uncovered a mince pie recipe from 1733. The recipe book is part of the Blenkinsopp-Coulson (William) Archive. William Lisle Blenkinsopp...

Manchester’s Mother Teresa a step closer to becoming a saint

The woman described by some as Manchester's version of Mother Teresa has become a step closer to becoming a saint. A Vatican bulletin announced yesterday...

Memories of Disabled Living – were you involved with one of Manchester’s oldest charities?

Throughout 2017, Disabled Living - one of Manchester’s oldest charities - is celebrating 120 years of supporting and helping thousands of disabled people of...

Oldham Archives saved for future public use

An “outstanding” historic trove of documents, newspaper clippings and images has been saved and will be accessible for public use at the new Oldham...

Latest BBC archive release reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the North

The latest release of material from the BBC’s Oral History collection shines a light on Olive Shapley, one of Manchester’s key figures and a...

Remembering Resistance: Call for help with Manchester protest memories project

Popular protest is on the rise but there’s a long history of women’s activism in the North, with particularly strong connections in...

Shelley’s Peterloo poem took inspiration from the radical press, new research reveals

Percy Shelley’s The Mask of Anarchy, the most celebrated literary response to the Peterloo massacre, drew on accounts of the tragedy written by the...