Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

Clayton Hall: More Writing Prompts (Week 2)

Last week, I posted a second series of writing prompts inspired by Clayton Hall. For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to once again travel around the story of the Hall, posting some more prompts inspired by associated places. This week, I began with Crumpsall Park.

When I posted my previous series of writing prompts, I included a little bit of history to explain the connection between the Hall and the Park. In case you missed it the first time, I’ll remind you: Crumpsall Park (in North Manchester) is a remnant of the Chetham estate. Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) was born in Crumpsall Old Hall, which stood at the Cheetham Hill end of the estate, but the family’s lands stretched over what is now Crumpsall Park (opened as a municipal park by Manchester Corporation in 1899). As an adult, Humphrey Chetham moved to Clayton Hall, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Each day this week, my park-inspired writing prompts have been shared on the Friends of Crumpsall Park social media, but here they all are in one place for you.



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