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A Helping of History - 19/03/2019

A Helping of History - 19/03/2019

Playing tracks by

The Mindbenders, Lesley Gore, The Drifters, Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra, Gene Vincent and more.

This week, I’m taking a closer look at the history of Newton Heath.

Specifically, I’m taking a look at a book about the history of Newton Heath: H.T. Crofton’s A History of the Newton Chapelry in the Ancient Parish of Manchester, including Sketches of the Townships of Newton with Kirkmanshulme, Failsworth and Bradford, but Exclusive of the Townships of Droylsden and Moston (Chetham Society, 1904). Quite the mouthful, eh?

I’ll be sharing some of my favourite bits of Crofton’s book... where Monkey House was... how Scutch Buttock got its name... why Rev Matthew Sedgwick was known as ‘muscular Christian’... and all about the bizarre portraits that once hung in Culcheth Hall.

In addition to this wander through Crofton’s Newton Heath, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.

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