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A Helping of History - 14/08/2018

A Helping of History - 14/08/2018

Playing tracks by

Frank Sinatra, Cher, Otis Redding, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and more.

This week, I’m going to be talking about Newton Heath firm Heenan & Froude – and about their most famous (very iconic) creation.

Heenan & Froude was an engineering company, founded by Richard Froude and Hammerley Heenan. Using patents inherited from William Froude, the company was involved in many late-Victorian engineering projects, from bridge girders to steerable torpedos. But there’s one project in particular that stands out – and which most people don’t know was created in Newton Heath. Find out all about it on Tuesday’s show!

As well as this, I’ll be taking my regular 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 iconic buildings?

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

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