Today on A Helping of History a recreation of a 1908 Suffragette rally

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 24 July, 12-2pm

Join me on Today at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. On this week’s show, I’m going to be reporting from an event at Heaton Park Tramway on Sunday 22nd July: a recreation of a 1908 Suffragette rally and Emmeline Pankhurst obstructing a tram near the Middleton Road tram stop in Heaton Park.

On Sunday 19th July 1908, a demonstration was held in Heaton Park to call for Votes for Women. During this event, Emmeline Pankhurst was photographed obstructing a tram by the Middleton Road tram shelter. This year, to mark the 110th anniversary of the demonstration, Heaton Park Tramway and enJOY arts teamed up to recreate the event. I’ll be reporting from the re-enactment and talking to the people involved, including the Tramway, enJOY arts, Friends of Wythenshawe Hall – and even the Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr June Hitchen.

As well as this, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s iconic buildings?

Catch the show on Tuesday at 12 on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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