Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 11 June, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 on North Manchester FM for another Helping of History. This week, I’ll be sharing Three Tales of Old Chadderton.

Following the format of my previous ‘Three Tales’ shows (Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill, Collyhurst… I’m going to run out of Cs soon!), I’ve got a selection of curious tales from Chadderton’s past. As always, these aren’t the stories that might make the history books, but a little slice of life drawn from a selection of local newspapers. I’ve got a falling-out between tradesmen brothers, hen-rustling, and a sweet little story about the Morecambe Illuminations in 1935. If there’s time, I also have a little bit of bonus Peterloo content (though, if I’m honest, that one’s Failsworth rather than Chadderton).

As well as these Chadderton curiosities, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers – and there might be a cheeky bonus theatre review for you as well!

Catch all this 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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