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...

Manchester sites among Ten Places that Uncover the History of Power, Protest and Progress...

Peter Street and the University of Manchester's Rutherford Building have been chosen among Ten Places that Uncover the History of Power, Protest and Progress Selected...

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...

Tiny clogs tell the poignant story of child poverty in the Industrial Revolution

A pair of children’s clogs from the Industrial Revolution stamped with the instruction “not to be pawned”, demonstrate the extreme poverty that was rife among...

Manchester to remember and renew historic friendship with Japan

Manchester is set to remember and renew an historic friendship - dating back to the height of the Industrial Revolution - with Kagoshima, Japan. Governor...

Letter discovered from Manchester suffragist despairs at men resisting fight for vote

A letter has been unearthed from one of Manchester’s most celebrated suffragists that colourfully lambasts men resisting the campaign for women’s rights. Historian Michala Hulme...

Manchester’s sites of suffragette protest and sabotage among those officially recognised in nation’s...

41 places across England that were at the centre of suffragette action, from mass meetings and smashed windows to prison hunger strikes and post...

Our Girl Michelle discovers her Pankhurst link

Our Girl actress and Stockport born Michelle Keegan uncovers some exceptional women on her family tree. In a first of a new series of Who...

Shirley Baker exhibition set for take off at Wythenshawe Forum Library

Shirley Baker, the famous Manchester photographer, spent a day at the airport in 1987 capturing the experiences of passengers using the airport and a...

Stephenson’s Rocket returns to Manchester for first time in 180 years

Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years this September. The iconic locomotive, which was built to run...