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Andy Spinoza

reconstruction of city centre after the IRA bomb The IRA bomb had brought the ‘Manchester mafia’ back in the game, and it proved the right way to get things done. The subsequent international design competition used the opportunity to enhance the Manchester Cathedral quarter. The city centre took on a new shape, making use of the space left by the half of the Arndale Centre damaged by the bomb. Shops and restaurants opened up in the new Exchange and Millennium Squares. The new start was

in Manchester unspun
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Samuel Gorton, Gerrard Winstanley, and the London roots of transatlantic revolutionary religion
David R. Como

sprouted from a shared environment or network that helped to germinate their apparently idiosyncratic, novel ideas. Gorton’s life before his departure for America has received only cursory attention, chiefly from New England genealogists. He was almost certainly Samuel, son of Thomas Gorton, baptized in Manchester Cathedral Church in 1592/3. When Thomas Gorton made his will in 1610, he described himself as a husbandman: Samuel later assumed pretensions of gentility, but he was to all appearances from modest

in Political and religious practice in the early modern British world
David Scott

destroyed parts of the Arndale and Marks and Spencer’s. Manchester Cathedral had part of its roof torn off, the bus station was gone, and the historic buildings in Shambles Square were damaged. In a preservation task The Old Wellington and Sinclair’s Oyster Bar (built in the 1700s), were painstakingly dismantled, relocated 100 metres away, and meticulously reassembled to their original form. The Royal

in Mancunians
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The case of Lionel Cowan
Bill Williams

Street, near the city centre. A founder member was the pacifist, feminist and Manchester City Councillor, Margaret Ashton, who as a conscientious objector during the First World War, had been branded a traitor and deprived of her seta on the Council. She was chairman of the branch from 1915 to 1922 and its president from 1922 until her death in 1937 (WC January 1929 (No. 134) and December 1937 (No. 231)). At a memorial service held at Manchester Cathedral in October 1937 the Dean of Manchester described her as ‘the incarnation of all that was best and most distinctive

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Manchester and the Basque children of 1937
Bill Williams

Basque children of 1937 104 BEN 28 May 1937. 105 BEN 1 June 1937. Godlee was a principal in the cotton firm Simpson and Godlee of Quay Street, Manchester. In a private capacity, he was chairman of the Hallé Concerts Society, designed to offer support to Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra. 106 The names of the earliest members are attached to a letter calling for support for ‘The Watermillock Fund’, printed in MG 9 June 1937. Other members were Revd Canon Peter Green, the rector of St Phillip’s church in Salford and a canon of Manchester Cathedral; Professor Revd Alex J

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
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Andrew Frayn

. Day-Lewis praised him over the other war poets in 1963: ‘It is Owen, I believe, whose poetry came home deepest to my own generation, so that we could never again think of war as anything but a vile, if necessary, evil.’144 In the absence of justification it is notable that, with the exception of Rosenberg, the other poets named survived the conflict. The inscription of Owen’s phrase on the Westminster Abbey Poets’ Corner memorial, unveiled on Armistice Day 1985, emphasised his position. Revealingly, a plaque to Owen in Manchester Cathedral (he was in the Manchester

in Writing disenchantment
The Manchester International Club
Bill Williams

, and the promotional support of the British Council, the Czech Centre now overtook its main rival, the Masaryk Society, to become, by the autumn of 1943, the only Czech émigré body in the city.104 These were the climactic months of Britain’s guiltridden love affair with Czechoslovakia. The twenty-fifth anniversary of Czech independence was celebrated in Manchester in October 1943 by a special service at Manchester Cathedral, a Hallé Concert made up of music by Czech composers conducted by John Barbirolli and a reception at the Czech Centre attended by Sir William

in Culture in Manchester
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Gary James

participation in more sober environments.50 Nall’s formative years were spent at 45 Percy Street, Hulme.51 At the time of his marriage at Manchester Cathedral in 1865 he was living in Tamworth Street. He then spent his early married life in Mytton Street, before moving to Yarburgh Street, Moss Side.52 Each of these properties appears to have been a terraced house, with Mytton Street understood to have been a standard two-­up two-­down house of the period. The property in Yarburgh Street was more substantial and was to become the family home for the rest of Nall’s life; indeed

in The emergence of footballing cultures
Colin Trodd

Cromwell, commissioned by the Heywood family, active members of the Manchester Ruskin Society, was situated outside Manchester Cathedral in 1875. 9 The re-evaluation of Cromwell was a topic of interest to Brown, who had acquired a reputation for engaging in a wide range of social subjects, including the history of radical political movements. Brown’s paintings of Cromwell – Cromwell on his Farm (18737–4) and Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois (1877) – can similarly be seen to relate his social activist vision of

in Ford Madox Brown
Matt Perry

service in Manchester Cathedral in 1925, Wilkinson reflected: ‘Had there been no Mrs Annot Robinson, there would have been no Ellen Wilkinson MP.’6 While Wilkinson respected those who were jailed or force-fed for suffrage activities, she sharply criticised the WPSU’s undemocratic turn under ‘Mrs Pankhurst’s imperious dictatorship’, as much for its abandonment of the working-class and socialist women of Lancashire as its lack of democracy. Wilkinson was thus a militant and democratic suffragist in her outlook, admiring Charlotte Despard, Robinson and Sylvia Pankhurst.7

in ‘Red Ellen’ Wilkinson