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2019 02 18 Lewis

Kendals, Lewis’s, Woolies…what is Manchester’s favourite ever shop?

New exhibition on the golden age of retail will reveal the city’s most-loved shop

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The 25 most read articles of 2018

This year's most read, shared and talked about stories

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The oldest bit of Manchester can now be visited (sort of)

Scruffy Roman fragment dates from 200 AD

2018 12 04 Curiosities City Alternative Guide To Manchester 3

Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester (part three)

Smelly ditches, cow’s stomach lining and broken pianos - Jonathan Schofield reveals more strange (and...

2017 07 25 Fredreich Engels Home First Street

On Friedrich Engels' birthday: in search of the man who changed the world

On his 198th birthday, Jonathan Schofield takes a look at the Communism co-founder's many years...

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Go west for wine, cheese… and the Mayflower ghosts

This is still a county rich in all things edible and drinkable – dairy, meat...

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Turner-Prize winning artist reveals designs for new Peterloo Memorial

Jeremy Deller's memorial is 'surprisingly modest, but that’s to be welcomed'

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Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester (part two)

Lost graveyards, orbs, Delhi Bells and ducking stools…Jonathan Schofield reveals more strange (and often missed)...

Lancashire Cotton Famine

A short history of Manchester: Americans, slavery and fellowship

Jonathan Schofield continues his Manchester history series with stories from the 18th and 19th centuries

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A short history of Manchester: the rise and fall of Cottonopolis

Jonathan Schofield on how Manchester became 'Cottonopolis' and how the ghost of the dead trade...

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Warth Mills: the Bury WWII internment camp that time forgot

Henry Wuga, its last known survivor, has revealed his experience of the ‘dangerous’ camp -...

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Emmeline Pankhurst’s grave upgraded to Grade II*

41 other UK sites have also been relisted, as Historic England celebrates suffrage centenary

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'Gaiety and life' - is Lincoln Square about to be saved?

Turning a city centre mess into a destination, Jonathan Schofield thinks things look promising

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An alternative walk through Northern Quarter and Ancoats (part two)

Jonathan Schofield continues his stroll amongst factories, warehouses, canals and street art

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An alternative walk through Northern Quarter and Ancoats (part one)

Factories, warehouses, street art and a few things you probably didn't know...

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A short history of Manchester: the perfect industrial city

Part five - Jonathan Schofield's introduction to the nineteenth century ‘shock’ city

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Old Manchester pubs and cinemas from the '60s to '90s

From the Seahawk to the Grosvenor Picture Palace... let's all head off down memory lane

History Of Manchester

A short history of Manchester: fashion, growth and execution

Part four of Jonathan Schofield’s history of the city (1660-1746)

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