Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 1 May, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 on North Manchester FM for another Helping of History. This week, I’m going to be talking about the unsettling story of the Moston Axe Murderer, John Alfred Gell.

Alf Gell was arrested, tried and executed in 1888 for the murder of Mary Miller, who lived on St Mary’s Road, Moston, and for the attempted murder of her daughter Bel. Although Gell protested his innocence right up until his death, there seems very little doubt that he was guilty. Find out more about this horrible case on this week’s show.

As always, I’ll also be taking a 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 iconic buildings?

Tune in on Tuesday at 12 on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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