Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

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

Join me on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. This week, I’m going to be returning to Booth Hall (the house, not the hospital) and talking about some of its interesting and influential residents.

Booth Hall (the house, not the hospital) was built in 1635 by Humphrey Booth. It was a large two-storey house surrounded by an estate that had been part of the medieval Blackley Deer Park (now Boggart Hole Clough and Bailey’s Wood). The Booth family had the house until the end of the seventeenth century, after which it passed through quite an array of owners, before being pulled down in 1908 to make way for Booth Hall Hospital. I’m going to be talking about some of these owners on the show – including Thomas Bayley, William Henry and the Taylor family (that’s right… more Taylors!).

Booth Hall – who’d live in a house like this?

As well as this trip to Booth Hall, I’ll be taking my usual 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 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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