Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 15 January, 12-2pm

Tune in to North Manchester FM on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History. This week, I’m going to be talking Failsworth.

Now, whenever Failsworth comes up on the show, I usually give a disclaimer that, although it’s not in North Manchester, Failsworth is the next-door neighbour. On today’s show, I thought I’d tackle a bit of a tricky question… why isn’t Failsworth in North Manchester? Looking back over a century and a half of Failsworth’s history, I’m exploring the relationship between Failsworth, Manchester and Oldham (and, weirdly, Preston), in a story that takes in Poor Laws, Acts of Parliament, electric trams and sewage. I’ll be revealing more about this interesting chapter in our local history (and local identity) on this week’s show!

In addition to this little trip to Failsworth, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers on the show.

Catch A Helping of History 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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