Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 5 February, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. This week, I’m going to be taking a look at another one of North Manchester’s ‘power families’… Meet the Chethams!

Most listeners will probably be familiar with the name Humphrey Chetham (he of the iconic library and Clayton Hall). On today’s show, I’ll be looking at another branch of the Chetham family – the Chethams of Nuthurst (in Moston). Where did the family come from? And how did they acquire the manor of Nuthurst? I’ll be introducing a bit of the family’s history – and, let’s be honest, I’ll probably be talking a bit about Humphrey as well!

This show kind of follows on from shows I’ve previously done about North Manchester’s ‘power families’ (namely, the Asshetons and the Radcliffes). If those shows are any indication, I’ll only be able to scratch the surface, but I hope this is an introduction to a fascinating bit of background to our local history.

In addition to this look at the Chetham family, 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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