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A Helping of History - 01/10/2019

A Helping of History - 01/10/2019

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The Turtles, The Three Degrees, The Shadows, Petula Clark, Nina Simone and more.

This week, I’m going to be talking about some of the little villages around the periphery of the (wider) North Manchester area, like Bowlee, Simister and Rhodes. Nowadays, we link these places with Middleton, Heywood and the Borough of Bury, but once upon a time they were linked with another name… Heaton.

Today’s show is about the Heatons – not the ones near Stockport, but Great Heaton and Little Heaton. Were Great Heaton and Little Heaton part of Prestwich? Or Middleton? Who owned them? What do we know about them? What about Bowlee, Rhodes and Simister? How do they fit in? And why are there so many places called ‘Heaton’?

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