Articles relating to: history
A new exhibition exploring recently uncovered stories of those who came to Tyneside from the African and Caribbean diaspora as part of the war effort during the Second World War has opened at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.Read the full story..
Salford’s magnificent RHS Bridgewater Gardens, which opened in May 2021, are built on what was once the estate of the third Duke of Bridgewater and are bordered by the canal that bears his name.Read the full story..
Located in the Discovery Museum in the heart of Newcastle, Tyne & Wear Archives is home to thousands of documents, housed on 14km of shelving, relating to the five local districts of Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.Read the full story..
“Let’s reboot democracy,” the man on the microphone says, to a loud roar of cheers from the crowd.Read the full story..
An unassuming red-brick building on the corner of a main road (cue attractive pelican crossing), Stretford Public Hall has been home to some pretty incredible moments.Read the full story..
She’s been on our television screens for nearly 20 years and yet Professor Alice Roberts still exudes the passion of a debutant when talking about anthropology, archaeology, anatomy and history.Read the full story..
Even by the wild and woolly standards of Manchester International Festival, the Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s might be considered an unlikely inspiration for a project, let alone one for the first major UK project from a Tokyo-based art collective.Read the full story..
This summer Manchester will mark the anniversary of a public pro-democracy demonstration on August 16, 1819, and its now infamous and bloody response from the authorities.Read the full story..
Afflecks (or Affleck’s Palace as was) is a Manchester institution. With a history going back to the 1860s, the modern day indie emporium dates to 1982. Northern Soul’s Caleb Everett joins a new tour exploring its secrets.Read the full story..
Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”
In the past, daily and weekly markets were routinely held in towns and villages up and down the country. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s a different picture.Read the full story..
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