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A Helping of History with special guests Robert Hargreaves and Alan Hampson - 11/09/2018

A Helping of History with special guests Robert Hargreaves and Alan Hampson - 11/09/2018

Playing tracks by

Peggy Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Frankie Valli and more.

This week, I’ll be chatting to Robert Hargreaves and Alan Hampson about their new book, Beyond Peterloo: Elijah Dixon and Manchester’s Forgotten Reformers.

Elijah Dixon played a key role in the Blanketeer’s March of 1817. Arrested, chained in double irons and imprisoned without trial, the episode set the stage for the Peterloo Massacre. Everybody in Victorian Manchester knew of Elijah Dixon. Over a period of sixty years, he was an ever-present force in the tumultuous politics of the town. An early apostle of votes for women, Temperance advocate, Christian convert, Dixon rose from poverty to make a fortune as Britain’s first mass-producer of matches.

As well as sharing my interview with Robert and Alan, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s landmark buildings?

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

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