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Chapter 9 about Poundswick Graffiti in 1985 now online

An incident in 1985 of graffiti by a group of pupils and ex-pupils at Poundswick High School, in Wythenshawe, triggered a series of events leading to strike action in schools...

Bibliography: Reading about Manchester

You may not have noticed yet, but I’ve already added the Bibliography page to the site. I’ve included two additional books in the picture that Kath didn’t use. I bought...

Manchester to have first statue of a woman since Queen Victoria

The news this week that Emmeline Pankhurst has been selected as the first woman to be honoured by a statue in Manchester since Queen Victoria, reminded me of an image...

Chapter 5 on Equal Opportunities has been updated

I’ve done some more editing of chapter 5. It hasn’t changed significantly, but I have altered some of the sub-headings and changed the formatting of the footnotes to fit with...

Building a World Class City, Section 6 now online

It may seem like I haven’t been doing much on the site lately, but I have been working on the chapters in the final section. These are now showing in...

Printing chapters and the whole book

I don’t recommend printing the chapters (think of the environment!), but I want to allow people to read the content in whatever way suits them best. I’ve looked at various...

The curse of footnotes and Appendices

This note is on the off-chance that anyone is interested in the technicalities of this WordPress site and the agonies that I’m going through setting this up. It’s just geeky...

Chapter 3, Abolishing the Lord Mayor, is ready on the website

I have sorted out this chapter out of order because I thought it was one that might have more general appeal (and because it was a bit easier). It has...

Chapter 1 Manchester’s Labour Party from 1964 to 1984 is edited and on the website

I finished editing chapter 1 last night, and putting it as a page on the site. You can read it here: http://manchester1984.uk/chapters/section-1/chapter-1/ I didn’t have time to add a blog...

Pride comes before a fall: the reluctant editor

Yesterday I was feeling quite buoyant when we went out for a fish and chip tea, revelling in how well things were going, thinking to myself this is such a...

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