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Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

“The North West has always been regarded by the South East of England as remote and slightly backward.”

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Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

When you think of a history festival, what comes to mind? Simon Schama waxing lyrical on 17th century Dutch culture? A walking tour of medieval churches? Or an exhibition showcasing Roman Empire pottery shards?

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Somme 100 Pals: a National Commemoration in Manchester

May 1, 2016 Comments Off on Somme 100 Pals: a National Commemoration in Manchester

Everyone has heard of the Battle of the Somme, the battle which symbolises the horrors of warfare in the First World War. 

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Liverpool Lambs: Untold Stories From the Easter Rising

March 28, 2016 Comments Off on Liverpool Lambs: Untold Stories From the Easter Rising

One hundred years ago, almost every family in Britain knew the heartache of waving men off to battle.

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People's History Museum

To the Banner Born: Inside the People’s History Museum

March 26, 2016 Comments Off on To the Banner Born: Inside the People’s History Museum

It’s a banner you wouldn’t want to argue with.

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Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

February 22, 2016 Comments Off on Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

We have an opportunity to build something new in the North, so can we not rely on a pale, male and stale stereotype?

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Melvyn Bragg writes for Northern Soul

February 19, 2016 Comments Off on Melvyn Bragg writes for Northern Soul

Melvyn Bragg writes for Northern Soul about the cultural asset stripping of the North of England.

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Degenerate Music at the Manchester Jewish Museum

February 5, 2016 Comments Off on Degenerate Music at the Manchester Jewish Museum

Like many people I have, as they say, a bit of Jewish blood in me. As such, I’ve grown increasingly curious about this part of my heritage.

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Abel top left with family, Whitley Bay 1916 (from his daughter)

Spy on the Tyne

February 2, 2016 Comments Off on Spy on the Tyne

The North East, home to New-cy Brown and the Angel of the North. But did you realise it’s also the childhood home of a Cold War spy?

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Derrick Greaves, Sheffield, 1953 © Derrick Greaves, courtesy James Hyman Gallery in London

Decline and Fall: how language shapes the North

January 31, 2016 Comments Off on Decline and Fall: how language shapes the North

Language shapes how we see places and the people living in them, says Laura Brown. But the North loses the language game, and has done for generations.

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