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A Helping of History - 19/06/2018

A Helping of History - 19/06/2018

Playing tracks by

The Ronettes, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Dean Martin and more.

This week, I’m going to be delving into the history of a green space very close to the NMFM studio… Queen’s Park in Harpurhey.

First opened in 1846, Queen’s Park on Rochdale Road is one of the oldest public parks in Manchester. The land was once owned by the Houghton family, who built Hendham Hall on the site. I’ll be talking about some of the park’s fascinating (and significant) history – both before and after its purchase by Manchester Corporation in the 1840s.

As well as the Queen’s Park chat, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And, as always, you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s landmark buildings?

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