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Archive: 2011

  1. Little Lamb who ate thee?

    If you have any interest at all in the teachings of Emmanuel Swedenborg, vegetarianism, the history of the Salford Bible Christians, or amusing hymns about roast lamb, then make your...

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  2. The mystery of Humphrey Chetham

    Take a look at our 101 Treasures page this week to find out more about the portrait of Humphrey Chetham which hangs in the Reading Room. Who painted it and...

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  3. The Grey Lady of Chetham’s

    Does Chetham’s have a ghost? That’s often the question that people ask when they enter the medieval building through the dark stone cloister, ring the ancient bell on the heavy...

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  4. Manchester Weekender 2011

    Come along to Chetham’s on Sunday 16th October for a family friendly guided tour of the Library and the Curios and Curiosities exhibition, as well as the chance to hear...

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  5. Elegance and Decadence

    Eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted Chetham’s Library in scenes from the final episode of the BBC4 programme Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency last night. In this third...

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  6. Saxton’s Atlas of England and Wales

    Find out more about Christopher Saxton’s great achievement in this week’s feature in the 101 Treasures of Chetham’s series. The beautiful sixteenth-century map shows all the counties of England and...

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  7. A right royal read

    This week in the 101 Treasures series we take a look at a very special copy of the works of Prosper of Aquitaine. Have a look on the website to...

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  8. You’re under arrest!

    The Librarian recently returned from a Scottish holiday to the Moray Firth, where he spotted this rather alarming sign on the A98 at Portsoy. Knowledge, clearly, is no guarantee against...

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