Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

Clayton Hall: Writing Prompts (Week 2)

Last week, I posted a series of writing prompts inspired by Clayton Hall. For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be travelling around the story of the hall, and posting prompts inspired by some associated places. This week, I began with Crumpsall Park.

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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