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A Helping of History - 27/08/2019

A Helping of History - 27/08/2019

Playing tracks by

Dusty Springfield, The Turtles, Bobby Darin, The Everly Brothers, The Chordettes and more.

It's a myth-busting Helping of History!

This week’s show was inspired by something I made for the Friends of Crumpsall Park last week (for a talk on the history of the park)...

As I’ve mentioned on the show previously, it’s a bit of a tenacious myth that Humphrey Chetham was born in what is now Crumpsall Park. I’ve spoken before about how this misunderstanding has arisen, but it’s got me thinking about some of the other myths that get told and retold about our local area. Some of these have featured on Helping of History previously... did the Earl of Wilton give Heaton Park to the people of Manchester? Did Humphrey Booth open a children’s hospital in Blackley? But are there any others?

As well as this wander through some myths and misconceptions, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers in the second hour of the show.

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