Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

Clayton Hall: Summer Writing Prompts (Week 5)

Over the summer, I’ve been posting a series of writing prompts inspired by Clayton Hall and some of the places associated with its story. I went to Chetham’s Library, and then Boggart Hole Clough and Bailey’s Wood. This final set of prompts is inspired by Crumpsall Park.

When I posted my previous two 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, here’s a little reminder: 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‚Äôs 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 were shared on the Friends of Crumpsall Park social media, but here they all are in one place for you.

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