Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 4 September, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. This week, I’m going to be breaking one of my usual rules on the show, and venturing into the city centre for a rather personal story about research.

A couple of years ago, Chethams Library tweeted an image of a lantern slide showing a street scene in Manchester. It was undated, and the location wasn’t given. But there was something about the picture that captured my imagination… and it haunted me for two years! On this week’s Helping of History, I’ll be telling the story of how I became obsessed with this street scene, and how I investigated it. I’ll also be revealing (what I believe is) the date and location of the picture. (And if you check out my Twitter feed during the show, you can see links to the image itself.)

Of course, I’ll also 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 iconic 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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