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A Helping of History - 15/01/2019

A Helping of History - 15/01/2019

Playing tracks by

Brenda Lee, Bobby Vinton, Helen Shapiro, The Champs and Little Eva.

This week, I’m going to be talking Failsworth.

Now, whenever Failsworth comes up on the show, I usually give a disclaimer that, although it’s not in North Manchester, Failsworth is the next-door neighbour. On today’s show, I thought I’d tackle a bit of a tricky question… why isn’t Failsworth in North Manchester? Looking back over a century and a half of Failsworth’s history, I’m exploring the relationship between Failsworth, Manchester and Oldham (and, weirdly, Preston), in a story that takes in Poor Laws, Acts of Parliament, electric trams and sewage. I’ll be revealing more about this interesting chapter in our local history (and local identity) on this week’s show!

In addition to this little trip to Failsworth, 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