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Archive: 2012

  1. A Famous Conspiracy

    On this day 145 years ago, three Irishmen who came to be known as the Manchester Martyrs were hanged outside Salford Gaol. William Philip Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O’Brien...

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  2. A Manchester Adonis

    Sylvanus Hibbert’s snappily titled A Brief Inquiry into the State after Death, as touching the certainty thereof, and whether we shall exist in a material or immaterial substance, and whether the...

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  3. Prophetic utterings

    This week in our 101 Treasures series, the spotlight rests on a number of works by an eighteenth-century religious sect known as the French Prophets, many of them illustrated manuscripts...

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  4. Christmas is coming…

    …the goose is getting fat… and so are we all here at the Library, but at least we’re all ready for Christmas with our lovely letterpress printed Christmas cards, now...

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  5. Oh what a night!

    We were delighted to welcome over fifty readers and friends of the Library to our private view of the ‘Danger and Destiny’ exhibition last night in the Baronial Hall. A...

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  6. Tick tock

    We have a very special treat for our readers this morning – a video of a clock ticking! Yes, that’s right, a clock ticking. But this is not any old...

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  7. We’re on the telly!

    The Library features not once but twice on TV next week, first of all on Monday on Flog It! and then the following day on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip… there...

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  8. Private View

    Readers are cordially invited to the Private View of our ‘Danger and Destiny’ exhibition of Grimms’ Fairy Tales, next Tuesday 13th November at 6pm for 6.30pm. There will be wine...

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  9. In den beghinne was dat woert

    We were pleased to have a visit from early modern history students from Manchester University yesterday, and among the items we showed them was this Fasciculus temporum printed in 1480....

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  10. A first look at the Clay Scrapbook

      The newest addition to the Library’s collection of 19th-century scrapbooks is this gloriously grangerized copy of George R. Catt’s The pictorial history of Manchester. Catt’s 41-page history forms the...

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