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...

People of Manchester asked to tell the story of the city’s Black and Asian...

Historic England is calling on individuals, families and communities in Manchester to help tell the story of the city’s Black and Asian heritage over the last...

It’s back for its 5th edition-Manchester Histories Festival

Manchester Histories Festival, celebrating Greater Manchester’s diverse histories and heritage, is returning for its 5th edition over a long-weekender from 7-11 June 2018. This year’s festival weaves Manchester’s vibrant story of...

Victorian ‘model dress’ recreated by Fashion Design lecturer

A modern reimagining of a 19th century ‘model dress’ that a Manchester art gallery put on display in an attempt to influence women’s “habits...