Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 14 August, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. This week, I’m going to be talking about Newton Heath firm Heenan & Froude – and about their most famous (very iconic) creation.

Heenan & Froude was an engineering company, founded by Richard Froude and Hammerley Heenan. Using patents inherited from William Froude, the company was involved in many late-Victorian engineering projects, from bridge girders to steerable torpedos. But there’s one project in particular that stands out – and which most people don’t know was created in Newton Heath. Find out all about it on Tuesday’s show!

As well as this, I’ll be taking my regular 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?

Catch the show 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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