Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

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

Join me on Tuesday at 12 on North Manchester FM for another Helping of History. This week, I’m going to be talking tripe.

I have to admit I stumbled upon the subject for today’s show quite by accident – but I was immediately fascinated! Tripe Colony was an area of terraced housing in Miles Platting, which was built in the late 19th/early 20th century, and finally pulled down in the 1990s. The district (or, perhaps, sub-district is the more accurate term) was so named because the houses were originally built by J.R. Pendlebury, a successful tripe-dresser and factory owner in East Manchester. While not exclusively tied houses, many of the people who originally lived in Tripe Colony were workers at Pendlebury’s.

The existence of Tripe Colony is brand new to me, so I still have a lot to learn. On this week’s show, I’m going to share some of the information that’s out there – including a couple of really interesting articles – and the stories I’ve been able to gather.

As well as this tripe story, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers on the show.

Catch A Helping of History 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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