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...

Nineteenth Century Rochdale Mill Owners unique Library is saved for the nation

A library set up in the 19th Century by the Rochdale mill owner has been saved for the nation after a campaign raised £15...

Manchester Central Library to offer free online service to 1921 census

Manchester Central Library will play a key role in making the 1921 Census for England and Wales freely available to view when it is...

Salford Cathedral to close for multi million pound restoration project

Salford Cathedral is to close for most of 2023 as the 173 year old building will be given a revamp which aims to revive...

Blue plaque unveiled in Flixton celebrates historic rights of way campaigners

A blue plaque has been officially unveiled to celebrate an historic victory for rights of way campaigners in Trafford. The Mayor of Trafford, Cllr Laurence...

Emily Williamson shortlisted statue designs are on display at Manchester Art Gallery

Four shortlisted designs for a statue of eco pioneer and founder of the RSPB Emily Williamson (1855-1936) have gone on display at Manchester Art...

Rooms of Our Own – Campaigners who saved the Pankhurst Centre in 1970s &...

The Pankhurst Trust has been awarded funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to embark upon a project called Rooms of Our Own, which will reveal the hidden ‘herstory’ of Manchester’s Pankhurst Centre. Although now recognised internationally...

New ‘memory map’ provides unique history of Jewish community in Manchester

A new digital ‘memory map’ that tells the stories of the Jewish community in Manchester between the wars has been produced by a University...