Join me on Tuesday at 12 on North Manchester FM for another Helping of History. This week, I’ll be taking a trip over the border to Ashton, as I’ll be talking to Dr Andrew Crome about an upcoming event entitled Apocalyptic Ashton: John Wroe, Tameside’s Prophet.
Co-organized by Tameside Central Library and Manchester Metropolitan University, and part of Being Human: Festival of the Humanities, Apocalyptic Ashton on Saturday 17th November is a chance to discover the story of John Wroe, the nineteenth-century prophet who tried to transform Ashton into the New Jerusalem. Performed by professional actors and with an opportunity to view Tameside Local Archives‘ collection of documents relating to Wroe and the Christian Israelite Church in Ashton, Apocalyptic Ashton will reveal this fascinating part of Ashton’s past.
I’ll be catching up with Dr Andrew Crome, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University, to find out more about the event, and also get an introduction to John Wroe’s life and legacy.
In addition to this, 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 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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