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Tuesday 5 August 2008

Tram lines on Peter Street

The water company is digging up the road at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street. They’re replacing the old Victorian water pipes.

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Filed under: History,Manchester — GS @ 6:55 am
Sunday 1 June 2008

Outed as a homosexual – the scandal that shook ‘Brideshead’

When William Lygon, the 7th Earl of Beauchamp was outed as a homosexual by his brother-in-law, in June 1931, his family banded together to protect him.

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Filed under: History,LGBT,TV & film — GS @ 11:06 am
Tuesday 19 February 2008

Manchester television history disappears

A small piece of Manchester’s television history disappeared in November when the transmission tower was removed from the roof of the Granada TV office building.

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Filed under: Buildings,Manchester,TV & film — GS @ 8:15 pm
Monday 18 February 2008

Manchester Then and Now: Sackville Street, St. Luke’s Church, Chorlton On Medlock

In Victorian times, the southern part of Sackville Street was called Zara Street. The road used to run right into the north-eastern part of Chorlton On Medlock and, after crossing Mount Street, was called Rutland Street.

Later, Rutland Street was renamed St. Luke’s Street. Then, in the 1960’s, the Mancunian Way (motorway) was built and sliced across the area from east to west, cutting off this part of Chorlton On Medlock from the city centre to a degree.

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Filed under: History,Manchester,Photography — GS @ 9:14 pm
Thursday 14 February 2008

LGBT History Month

I’m a bit late posting about this. February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Month. Details of events in Manchester can be found here and see the leaflet below.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:27 am
Monday 15 October 2007

Most Haunted: Coronation Street

On YouTube I found an episode of Most Haunted from 2005 in which they visit the studios and outdoor set of Coronation Street.

The studio is built on a former graveyard they claim. This is not the 1960’s Granada block but a studio that was constructed next to Lower Byrom Street in the late 1980’s.

It’s a good story, but a quick look through some photographs on the Manchester City Council local image library suggests it isn’t true.

The site of St. John's Church, Byrom Street, Manchester
The site of St. John’s Church now. Photo date: November 2008

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Filed under: Buildings,History,Manchester,TV & film — GS @ 3:59 am
Tuesday 27 March 2007

Manchester and slavery

Manchester’s wealth was founded on the cotton industry and dependent on slave-grown cotton. But the city was also at the centre of the anti-slavery movement.

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Filed under: Bygone Manc,History,Manchester — GS @ 1:35 am
 
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