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This week, I’m talking about the curious case of an almost forgotten district of North Manchester: Barnes Green.
Barnes Green sits on the border of Blackley and Harpurhey. While some people may be familiar with (or may have spotted) the Barnes Green Catholic Social Club on Factory Lane, a lot of people may not be aware that the area was considered a district in its own right once. In fact, some of the landmarks of this bit of Harpurhey (like the Farmyard Hotel and the public baths) were frequently referred to as being in Barnes Green in the early part of the twentieth century.
On this week’s show, I’m going to take a little wander through Barnes Green (with the help of a couple of old maps and some newspaper clippings!). In addition to this, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers, and sharing a little bit of bonus content in the form of a theatre review as well.
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