Tagged: Manchester

Bloody British History: Manchester

Manchester has one of the darkest histories in Britain. From the Screaming Skull of Wardley Hall to an epidemic of deadly factory fires in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, you will find all manner of horrible events inside this book. With coffins washed from their graves and swept away into the city after the River...

Jewish Manchester: An Illustrated History

Jewish Manchester: An Illustrated History

Jewish Manchester: An Illustrated History Hardcover – 1 Apr 2008 by Bill Williams (Author) Narrates and interprets the development of the Jewish community in Manchester. This book emphasises the links between demographic and social change in the evolution of communal intervention in Manchester. It is suitable for those who are interested in the Jewish community...

A Grim Almanac of Manchester (Grim Almanacs)

A Grim Almanac of Manchester

A Grim Almanac of Manchester collects together 365 of the darkest tales from Manchester’s history – terrifying true tales of riot, assault, murder and crime, of slums, disease, death and disaster. Compiled by Manchester historian and genealogist Michala Hume, this book is filled with amazing historical horrors ranging from the bizarre – such as the...

Angel Meadow

Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum

Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most dangerous slum of the Industrial Revolution. In the shadow of the world’s first cotton mill, 30,000 souls trapped by poverty are fighting for survival as the British Empire is built upon their backs. Thieves and prostitutes keep company with rats in overcrowded lodging...

Central Manchester History Tour

Central Manchester History Tour

Central Manchester History Touris a unique insight into the fascinating history of the former ‘Second City of the British Empire’, showing just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local authors and historians Jean and John Bradburn as they guide them through the...

The Manchester Compendium: A Street-by-Street History of England’s Greatest Industrial City

In the same format as the successful “London Compendium”, the “Manchester Compendium” relates the remarkable and diverse history of England’s second city. Manchester’s town hall and its Royal Exchange epitomise the city’s architectural grandeur and its industrial heritage., Peterloo and Engel’s treatise on the conditions of the working classes its political history and the Manchester...

The Illustrated History of Manchester’s Suburbs

The Illustrated History of Manchester’s Suburbs Paperback – 4 Feb 2015 by Glynis Cooper (Author). Also available in hardback. THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MANCHESTER’S SUBURBS shows how countryside, farms and villages developed into the urban streets, residential areas, shopping districts and industrial estates that are so familiar today. In the course of the last 150...

Bennett Street Sunday School 1801-1966: A Manchester History

Bennett Street Sunday School 1801-1966: A Manchester History Paperback – 15 Nov 2013 by M. W. Lees (Author), Patricia C. Byron (Editor) At the turn of the 1800s while Jane Austen was writing and George III was on the throne, Manchester, like many newly industrialised cities throughout England, was a place of deprivation and strife....