Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 7 May, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 on North Manchester FM for another Helping of History. This week, I’ll be talking to local historian Les Leggett about the former Crumpsall Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, which was situated where the car park of the Cheetham Hill Tesco store now stands.

The supermarket has now been open for ten years. I’ll be talking to Les about the controversial decision to exhume 20,000 bodies from the closed cemetery on the Thomas Street site, and about the redevelopment of that part of the village. As well as being a local historian who regularly gives talks on the history of Crumpsall and Cheetham, Les grew up in a house adjacent to the cemetery and his father was a part time gravedigger there, and so he will also be sharing his personal memories of the cemetery.

As well as my interview with Les on this week’s show, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.

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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