Northern Soul

Articles relating to: heritage

Harp & a Monkey

Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

June 30, 2020 Comments Off on Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

As the people of Britain embrace the partial reopening of our ‘houses of heritage’, the award-winning song and storytelling Ramsbottom trio Harp & a Monkey are making public the fruits of a new project that celebrates the value of our public museums, galleries and archives.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Ordsall Hall Garden Party - Celebrating the re-opening of the Ha

Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

May 14, 2020 Comments Off on Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

There’s a place in the heart of Salford, nestled in the most incongruous of surroundings, that is very special.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Blackburn image by Laura Brown

Blackburn: Walking from here to there

May 2, 2020 Comments Off on Blackburn: Walking from here to there

Outside Blackburn’s Madina Mosque the terraced streets roll down into a valley where the town centre spreads out comfortably, but another steep incline begins into the green hills above.

Share Button
Read the full story..

These are photographs of Astley Green headgear

Preserving our history: Lancashire Museum of Mining, Astley Green

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Preserving our history: Lancashire Museum of Mining, Astley Green

As you approach the Lancashire Museum of Mining (formerly the Astley Green Colliery), you can’t miss the Grade II listed pit headgear which, like a huge Meccano construction, dominates the skyline.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Manchester Cathedral, Chris Payne

Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

May 27, 2018 Comments Off on Manchester Cathedral is nearly 600 years old. Northern Soul explores its nooks and crannies

When we were brainstorming venues to host this year’s Northern Soul Awards, there was one building at the top of our list – the iconic Manchester Cathedral.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Mcr Cathedral shots Apr 2018 image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Manchester Cathedral

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Cathedral

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne heads to Manchester Cathedral and takes some atmospheric snaps of the historic and beautiful building. 

Share Button
Read the full story..

Barley Hall archeology

Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

I’ve known about the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York for years.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

It’s fair to say that York is a special city. A place where history greets you at every turn. The streets and buildings breathe their storied past, providing the perfect setting for an experience as visceral as the Jorvik Festival.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Mackie Mayor, Manchester

Review: Mackie Mayor, Manchester

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Mackie Mayor, Manchester

It’s bloody hard to find Mackie Mayor.

Share Button
Read the full story..

The Spanking Roger, Store Street Manchester

Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

Share Button
Read the full story..