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2019 11 22 Bones Of Paine Thumbnail

Giant skeleton parade to retell strange Manchester story

Know about Thomas Paine and his disappearing bones? This quirky event will tell the tale

2019 09 09 Heritage Open Days

England’s biggest free heritage festival is coming to Manchester

From vintage bus tours to unusual places and hidden spaces, explore the city as never...

2019 07 21 A Place Lived 1

a place lived: new Spinningfields artwork recalls 18th century residents

From ‘knocker up’ Martha to ‘washerwoman’ Mary, lively sculptures recall the women of Grove Street

2019 07 23 Gladstone

Digitally Enhanced: Why one sculptor gave Gladstone the finger

Easily Missed Manchester 1: Jonathan Schofield on city details we miss

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)

Poignant 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

Cotton Trade Royal Exchange

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...

2018 06 14 Warth Mills 1

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

Abraham Lincoln Square Manchester

'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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