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This week, I’ll be talking about those notorious figures of Manchester’s history: the scuttlers.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, gangs of young lads (and lasses) terrorized some of the poorer areas of Manchester, committing acts of violence and vandalism (and even murder) as part of a territorial gang conflict. Known as the scuttlers, these gangs were known for their distinctive dress and particular use of weapons. Although gangs of scuttlers were active in various parts of Manchester and Salford, Rochdale Road (and the areas between Rochdale Road and Oldham Road) was a key territory for scuttlers.
Find out more about these gangs of rough young people, their crimes and some of the proposed solutions on the show.
In addition to this little look at scuttling on the Rochdale Road, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.
Listen every Tuesday from 12-2pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM