Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 16 April, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. This week, I’ll be talking about some of the more curious place names in North Manchester.

Quite often on the show, I talk about the origin of place names (e.g. Crumpsall, Langley, Moston), but these are usually toponyms derived from physical features of the landscape and location. However, I’m also interested in another type of place name – one that refer to the function or purpose to which people have put the location. Sometimes, this purpose has been near-forgotten, but the name remains as a hint of the fascinating local history story to be uncovered.

I’ll be sharing four of my favourite place names and their stories on this week’s show. Tune in to find out about a tower block in Collyhurst, an odd little street in Blackley, an area of Moston… and perhaps the most anticipated street ever to be built in North Manchester!

Find out more about these curious little tales on this week’s show. In addition to this, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.

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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