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A Helping of History - 15/05/2018

A Helping of History - 15/05/2018

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The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, The Crickets, The Champs and more.

This week, I’m going to be talking about Blackley’s Litchford Hall.

For some time now, Litchford Hall has been better known as the Convent of the Good Shepherd at Blackley. I’ll be tracing its history from its origins as a country mansion in the seventeenth century, through its incarnations as Miss Alsop’s School and Blackley National School, to its existence as a reformatory, convent and laundry. It’s an incomplete story today – there’s much about Litchford Hall still to be pieced together – so I’ll be asking listeners to join the conversation and share their knowledge about this bit of Blackley’s history.

In addition, I’ll be reading Yesterday’s Papers on the show. And, as always, you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s iconic buildings?

Listen every Tuesday from 12-2pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM