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Nature girl: a childhood filled with discoveries with wellies on and a jam jar

A Salford creative writers' group has created a book called ‘Memories Unlocked’ during the pandemic, which shares tales of childhood memories.  Here, Judith Barrie from...

Mad Fer it: How the Hacienda changed the Manchester music scene forever  

Hands up if you have spent many a night that you may not remember in the Hacienda?   Talking About My Generation spoke to former raver...

From the Mills of the North West to the National Portrait Gallery – Part 2

FROM THE MILLS OF THE NORTH WEST TO THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – the story of Sefton Samuels PART 2 In part two Sefton talks...

From the Mills of the North West to the National Portrait Gallery – Part 1

FROM THE MILLS OF THE NORTH WEST TO THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – the story of Sefton Samuels PART 1 Our Tameside reporter Bob Alston...
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The meanings behind our much loved nursery rhymes

Have you wondered what is behind the words in nursery rhymes? Here our reporter Pauline Smith looks into the meanings behind Hickory Dickory Dock,...

Boomers to zoomer: Writers group embrace tech in lockdown to produce a book

Boomers to Zoomers - A Salford writers' group took on tech challenges to meet weekly online during the pandemic and has now created a...

Oh, I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside: memories of Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside - and while we are all stuck at home we thought it would be good...

From Fifteen to One and The Chase: Come on down top quizzer Carole

Whether you love them or hate them, quizzes and game shows are a part of British culture, from a Friday night pub quiz in...

6 Whitworth Street, Manchester: The Birthplace of Northern Soul

6 Whitworth Street, Manchester: The Birthplace of Northern Soul is the title of author Rob McKeever latest release. To you and I, this address is better...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I’ve shared my story and it really does make you feel better

Norman Walsh, 65, shares his experience of the coronavirus pandemic and the serious mental challenges of lockdown. Norman, from Bury, found a place of...
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