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...

Peterloo 2019 invites volunteers to become Peterloo Ambassadors

2019 marks 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre  a watershed moment in British democracy whose legacy continues to be felt in the Greater Manchester...

Happy Birthday Tufty Fluffytail

Tufty Fluffytail, the iconic and much-loved red squirrel who was instrumental in helping millions of children to learn about road safety from the 1950s-1990s,...

What makes Christmas music Christmassy? University Professor may have the answer

Professor Darren Sproston, who is the Director of the School of Arts and Media at the University of Chester, has been exploring the well-known,...

Manchester’s Architect of the Thirlmere Dam recognised as one of the most influential surveyors

The late William Telford Gunson, a former member of Manchester City Council,from 1884 until 1892 has been recognised as one of the most influential surveyors of...

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...

St Bernard dog was Manchester invention, say historians

A new book published by University of Manchester historians shows that the much-loved St Bernard dog we know today was a Victorian invention. According to...

Mural unveiled to celebrate Salford’s Dirty Old Town gas holders

A mural depicting Salford’s famed industrial heritage has been unveiled at the site of the Gasholders on West Egerton Street in Salford. Members of the...

Letter discovered detailing first written account of suffragette force-feeding to go on display at...

People’s History Museum has discovered a letter written in prison by one suffragette to another detailing the first known written account of force-feeding. The handwritten...

Memorial to the Somme unveiled in Heaton Park

 permanent memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme has been unveiled in Heaton Park. One of the largest...