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Meet Cottonopolis Coglective

Think a metropolis made out of cotton – Cottonopolis. It became the term popularly used to describe, even romanticise, Manchester’s nineteenth century industrial prime. Now it is also a term used by the ‘Cottonopolis Coglective’ – the Greater Manchester Steampunk Group which meets regularly around…

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Manchester’s Body Snatchers

You may know of Burke and Hare – the notorious body snatchers of Victorian Edinburgh - but have you heard the stories of Manchester’s very own body snatchers? In this article, Historian and Genealogist Michala Hulme (author of A Grim Almanac of Manchester and Bloody British History: Manchester)…

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