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Archive: 2016

  1. The Ballad of Chetham’s Library

    We are delighted to announce we have recently been successful in our application to the Arts Council’s Designation Development Fund. The money we will receive means we can now digitise...

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  2. Thursday Lates

    We’re open again this Thursday until 8.30… come along and enjoy wandering through the medieval buildings in the early evening light, see some books, relax in the Library. We’d love...

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  3. Waste Not Want Not

    The collection of John Byrom, which we acquired in 1870 from a descendant of the poet,  is especially interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, it contains some of the...

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  4. Hulme-orous Photos

    These wonderful pictures of Hulme (mainly from around the 1970s) have been generously donated by the legendary Terry Wyke, Senior Lecturer in History at Manchester Metropolitan University.      ...

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  5. Two Libraries and an Orrery…

    A guest blog by Patti Collins, Chetham’s Library Volunteer As a new Room Guide at the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Hall, I’ve been struck by the enthusiasm which many visitors...

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  6. Second city of the Empire

    We have just acquired a copy of the The Graphic thanks to our colleague Ian Mayer at Chetham’s School of Music. The Graphic was a British weekly illustrated newspaper, first...

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  7. Samuel Bamford (1788-1872)

            ‘The more the bloody tyrants bind us          the more united they shall find us.’ The Manchester Scrapbook is a fascinating miscellany of drawings, pen and ink sketches,...

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