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Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel
Tuesday 1 December, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm£3 – £4
Michala Hulme: “Grim Manchester”
Michala’s talk collects together the darkest tales from Manchester’s history – terrifying true tales of riot, assault, murder and crime, of slums, disease, death and disaster. The talk is filled with amazing historical horrors ranging from the bizarre – such as the night a poisoned cake caused a sickness to sweep through Ancoats – to the horrific, like the tragic time a mysterious body appeared in the infirmary lake. Some of these incidents were solved but many remain a mystery to this day!
Michala Hulme is a historian, genealogist and author. She has been researching Victorian Manchester for the past 10 years. Michala is the official genealogist on BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore show. She has also written for Who Do You Think You Are Magazine and is the author of “A Grim Almanac of Manchester” published by The History Press.
Doors open at 12.15 pm. so that anyone who wishes can bring a packed lunch or purchase it at one of the nearby sandwich shops. The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation All are welcome. Fee: £3 members, £4 non-members