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A Helping of History - 09/04/2019

A Helping of History - 09/04/2019

Playing tracks by

Mel Torme, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Petula Clark, Dean Martin and more.

This week, I’m talking about the curious portion of Middleton that is Langley.

I’m going to look right back to the medieval beginnings of the Langley Estate, through various changes in ownership, to its redevelopment as an overspill estate for Manchester Corporation in the 1950s.

The Langley Estate sits in between Bowlee and Middleton, and for many centuries was connected to various landed Middleton families. It is now included as part of Middleton, which is in turn part of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough. However, from the 50s to the 70s, Langley Estate was a Manchester Corporation housing estate. On this week’s show, I’ll be discussing how (and why) that happened, and how that fits into the bigger picture of Langley’s curious history.

As well as this little look at Langley, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.

Listen every Tuesday from 12-2pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM
http://northmanchester.fm/

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