Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 26 June, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 on North Manchester FM for another Helping of History. Last week, I talked about Queen’s Park, one of the oldest public parks in Manchester. This week, we’re looking at more recent park history, as I’ll be reporting from the Herristone Park 50th Anniversary Picnic in the Park.

Herristone Park in Crumpsall opened to the public in 1968, when it was opened by Matt Busby. It’s a small urban park, with a children’s play area and games area. Each year, the Friends of Herristone Park hold a summer Picnic in the Park. This year’s event, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the parks opening, featured Crumpsall Concert Band, plants stalls and bric-a-brac, games, an animal show and other attractions. I talked to some of the organizers and guests about the history of the park and its significance for the area. You can hear my interviews on Tuesday’s show!

As always, I’ll also be reading 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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