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A Helping of History - 10/12/2019

A Helping of History - 10/12/2019

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Bay City Rollers, Brenda Lee, Cilla Black, Del Shanon, Dionne Warwick and more.

This week’s show is all about… trains!

Inspired by a number of things – not least a recent visit to the East Lancashire Railway – I’m devoting this show to talking about the railways, and the impact they had on our local area. I’m particularly interested in one company – the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway – which was arguably one of the most significant railway companies in the north (and in the UK as a whole). I’ll be talking about the company’s formation in 1847, and about the way it utterly transformed travel around and to North Manchester. And, although I will be talking about the company’s demise, I want to take a look at its legacy. What did the L&YR ever do for us?

As well as this little journey through the history of trains, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers on this week’s show.

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