This week, I’ll be talking about some of the more curious place names in North Manchester.
Often on the show, I talk about the origin of place names (e.g. Crumpsall, Langley, Moston), but these are usually toponyms derived from physical features of the landscape and location. However, I’m also interested in another type of place name – one that refers to its function or purpose. Sometimes, this has been near-forgotten, but the name remains as a hint of the fascinating local history story to be uncovered.
I’ll be sharing four of my favourite place names and their stories on this week’s show. Tune in to find out about a tower block in Collyhurst, an odd little street in Blackley, an area of Moston… and perhaps the most anticipated street ever to be built in North Manchester!
In addition to this, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.
Listen every Tuesday from 12-2pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM