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A Helping of History Miss Mary Taylor of Moston Special - 18/09/2018

A Helping of History Miss Mary Taylor of Moston Special - 18/09/2018

Playing tracks by

Bob & Earl, Edison Lighthouse, The Kinks, Bobby Vinton, The Marvelettes and more.

This week, I’m going to be talking about a near-forgotten but utterly captivating figure of North Manchester history – Miss Mary Taylor of Moston. (You may remember that I introduced Miss Mary very briefly at the end of last week’s show.)

Miss Mary lived much of her life at Crofter’s House on what is now Moss Brook Road, now the home of the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home. A lover of the countryside, and of the health-giving properties of fresh air, Miss Mary was a well-known figure around nineteenth-century Moston. She was also a very intelligent woman: she studied for a time with scientist John Dalton, who spoke highly of her ‘mental abilities’, and was known for her botanical knowledge.

In addition to this, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And 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
http://northmanchester.fm/

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