An emotional day for Oldham as Annie comes home

On Friday 14th, after two years of fundraising, Oldham received its stunning Annie Kenney statue in Parliament Square. The event was opened by Jim McMahon...

Multi-million pound restoration for Science and Industry Museum’s Power Hall

The Power Hall at the Science and Industry Museum – one of the most beloved industrial heritage galleries in the country – is to...

New war memorial for ‘forgotten soldiers’ in Oldham

More than 2,500 ‘forgotten’ Oldham soldiers who died during or just after World War One will now have their names remembered at a ‘Garden...

Work begins to transform iconic Stockport building

Winters’ clock will soon chime again as work gets underway to transform this much-loved building into an exciting French restaurant. The iconic Grade II listed...

Book detailing the the decline, dereliction, and revival of Gorton Monastery is published...

A fascinating first-person account of the decline, dereliction, and revival of one of Manchester’s most historic buildings is published for the first time. Gorton Monastery,...

First image from Mike Leigh’s Peterloo is released

The first image from Mike Leigh’s historical drama Peterloo have been released. Three years in the making and starring Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, Philip Jackson, Karl...

Be Part Of The Victoria Baths Story

On Thursday 1 March (4pm-7pm), Victoria Baths is hosting a Volunteer Open Day, giving people the chance to explore one of Manchester’s most incredible historic buildings and to discover how they can...

A big step towards finally recognising Oldham’s working class Suffragette

The Annie Kenney Project has taken a huge leap forward this week, with the clay statue formally being handed over to the Foundry. It’s a...

Did Your Ancestors Attend this Ball?

Manchester’s premier five-star hotel, The Lowry Hotel, is appealing for help in hunting down the attendees of the original Manchester Ball held...

Central Library archivists Save our Sound Heritage with digital technology

A new project being run by Manchester archivists will save more than 5,000 vulnerable sound recordings over the next five years, by digitising them...