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A Helping of History - 30/04/2019

A Helping of History - 30/04/2019

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Little Richard, Bill Haley & His Comets, Chuck Berry, Lee Dorsey, The Mindbenders and more.

This week, I’m talking to Alex Cropper of Manchester Jewish Museum in Cheetham Hill, and finding out more about the past, present and future of the museum.

Manchester Jewish Museum is located in a former Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on Cheetham Hill Road. It is the only UK Jewish Museum outside London and is housed in the oldest surviving synagogue building in Manchester, which was completed in 1874.

With a compelling history to tell, the building needed a new purpose after the movement of the Jewish population away from the area, and in 1984 it re-opened as a museum. The museum now chronicles the lives of Jewish people in Manchester and their contribution to making the city what it is today.

I’ll be talking to Alex about the museum’s history, but also about the exciting plans for the future of the museum and its collection, on Tuesday’s show.

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