We had a fantastic discussion with an MCPHH favourite, Dr Ali Ronan! Ali touched on many topics on the women of Manchester, including a mural project, Phyllis Skinner and Maud Hayes, and the 1916 milk boycott at Burnage Garden Village. It was a pleasure having you on Ali!
This week we welcomed Richard Roberts, from the Richard Roberts archive. The archive holds 100,000s of pieces of advertising artwork, going back to the 1800s. It has a particular focus on automobiles and land transport. Here is to it not being one of Stockport’s best kept secrets for much longer!
In episode 3 of the podcast we had a great conversation with Karen Shannon, Chief Executive of Manchester Histories and Councillor Luthfur Rahman from Manchester City Council. We discussed history in Manchester’s public spaces.
Manchester Histories and Manchester City Council have started a consultation into Manchester’s artworks, ‘Histories, Stories and Voices’. Take part in the consultation here.
You can also sign up to public discussions on the ways the city’s stories are told through monuments, statues, memorials & place names in Manchester’s public spaces here. 10 March 2021, 2pm and 7pm.
This week, we had a fascinating discussion with Peter Wadsworth. Peter is Stockport born and bred, has a PhD on the history of Strawberry Studios, and curated the Strawberry exhibition at Stockport Museum.
We discussed the fascinating history of Strawberry Studios with Peter, as well as the journey of restoring the lost 10cc tapes!
From Wind in the Willows, Mr Toad, women and 19th Century motoring, driving from John o’ Groats to Lands End, and land speed records, listen to this stimulating conversation with Dr Horner about his nineteenth century motoring project.