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A Helping of History - 15/10/2019

A Helping of History - 15/10/2019

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Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, The Foundations, The Platters and more.

This week, I’m taking a trip to Strangeways.

Inspired by a conversation at the Cheetham and Crumpsall Heritage Society recently, I felt like taking a closer look at the history of Strangeways.

So far, the story that has most interested me is that of Mrs Margaret Taylor, a woman whose family leased Strangeways Hall in the late eighteenth century. Mrs Taylor operated a boarding school for genteel young ladies at the hall, but she also wrote a book outlining what she believed were the important aspects of education for charges such as hers: An easy introduction to general Knowledge and liberal education; by Mrs Taylor: for the use of the young ladies, at Strangeways Hall, Manchester.

In addition to this, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And I’ll have a special announcement about a new show on North Manchester FM as well!

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