Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

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

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

For some time now, Litchford Hall has been better known as the Convent of the Good Shepherd at Blackley. I’ll be tracing its history from its origins as a country mansion in the seventeenth century, through the story of Miss Alsop’s School and Blackley National School, to the hall’s existence as a reformatory, convent and laundry. It’s an incomplete story today – there’s much about Litchford Hall still to be pieced together – so I’ll be asking listeners to join the conversation and share their knowledge about this bit of Blackley’s history.

In addition, I’ll be reading Yesterday’s Papers on the show. And, as always, 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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