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A Helping of History - 12/02/2019

A Helping of History - 12/02/2019

Playing tracks by

Petula Clark, Frankie Lymon, The Crickets, Elvis Presley, Doris Day and more.

This week, I’ll be taking a trip to Prestwich.

So… where to start with the history of Prestwich? I’ve decided not to try and cram in an overview of the entire history of the area. That just wouldn’t be possible on a single show! But, for some reason, my attention has been grabbed by a couple of things (and this says more about me than about Prestwich)… and so I’m going to be taking a look at Prestwich’s history of punishment! From the stocks outside the Church Inn (formerly the Ostrich Inn) to the workhouse and the asylum, I’m going to be having a look at some of the places where punishments were meted out.

In addition to this rather punitive history of Prestwich, you can also hear my review of 2084, an immersive theatre performance at Manchester Central Library (inspired by Orwell’s 1984), and, of course, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.

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