Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 19 June, 12-2pm

Tune in to North Manchester FM on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History. This week, I’m going to be delving into the history of a green space very close to the NMFM studio… Queen’s Park in Harpurhey.

First opened in 1846, Queen’s Park on Rochdale Road is one of the oldest public parks in Manchester. The land was once owned by the Houghton family, who built Hendham Hall on the site. I’ll be talking about some of the park’s fascinating (and significant) history – both before and after its purchase by Manchester Corporation in the 1840s.

As well as the Queen’s Park chat, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And, as always, you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s landmark 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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