Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 8 October, 12-2pm

Join me on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. This week, I’ll be talking Citizens Advice! In a bit of a crossover show, I’ll be joined in the studio by Rosi Avis (who you may have heard presenting the Citizens Advice Manchester show on the station).

Manchester CAB turns 80 years old this year. Started in 1939 to assist people with enquiries and problems of wartime, Citizens Advice Manchester continues to provide free, impartial advice to people in Manchester. I’ll be talking to Rosi about the history of this organization – sometimes called the ‘Poor Man’s Lawyer’ – and the ways it has developed since it began in 1939.

In the second hour of the show, I’ll be sharing a few of my favourite stories from the early days on Citizens Advice Manchester – from clothing coupons to chimney sweeps.

In addition to this, I’ll 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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