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A Helping of History - 12/11/2019

A Helping of History - 12/11/2019

Playing tracks by

Bobbie Gentry, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and more.

This week, I’ll be looking at some odd little stories that I’m calling ‘Miscellaneous Middleton’.

I’ve dipped into my folder of little curiosities that would never make the history books, but that are still interesting tales of times gone by. This week, I’m focusing on Middleton in the first half of the nineteenth century. I’ve got a couple of stories of impersonation and fraud (including one that feels like it’s straight out of an Arthur Conan Doyle story!), a spat between florists, and a sad story about funerals. It’s a quirky slice-of-life on this week’s show!

As well as these Miscellaneous Middleton stories, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers on the show.

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

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