First In The Fight

by Helen Antrobus & Andrew Simcock

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Emmeline Pankhurst stands proudly in St Peter’s Square, but she stands for so many more. First in the Fight tells the compelling stories of the twenty women featured on the Our Emmeline statue long-list. Author Helen Antrobus brings to life the achievements of these radical Manchester women alongside beautiful illustrations by the Women in Print collective. Co-author Andrew Simcock tells the story of the five year campaign to secure the statue.

First In The Fight

by Helen Antrobus & Andrew Simcock

Save £5! only £14.99 plus £2.99 p&p

Emmeline Pankhurst stands proudly in St Peter’s Square, but she stands for so many more. First in the Fight tells the compelling stories of the twenty women featured on the Our Emmeline statue long-list. Author Helen Antrobus brings to life the achievements of these radical Manchester women alongside beautiful illustrations by the Women in Print collective. Co-author Andrew Simcock tells the story of the five year campaign to secure the statue.

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Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Our main image this week shows resolute members of the Home Guard (Merseyside contingent) parading on...

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Now in stock!! Our newest book First in the Fight is officially on sale! Featuring the inspiring stories of 20 radical women of Manchester from Ellen Wilkinson to Shena Simon, written by curator and historian Helen Antrobus and Manchester City councillor Andrew Simcock.

Each of the books 20 women were part of the Womanchester campaign which began in 2014 thanks to co-author Andrew, who proposed that the City of Manchester should erect the first female statue in Manchester since 1901; this campaign led to the unveiling of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue in St. Peter’s square last year. The book also tells the fascinating story behind the 5 year campaign to secure the statue.

For more information about the book visit https://www.firstinthefight.co.uk/ and place your orders today!
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It’s October 31st, which calls for a spooky nostalgic story!

Ordsall Hall in Salford is believed to be one of the most haunted houses in Manchester; with multiple reports of creepy on-goings including the sighting of ‘The White Lady’, who is said to appear in some of the oldest parts of the 7-century-old building like the Great Hall and the Star Chamber. Rumour has it, The White Lady is the spirit of Lady Margaret Radcliffe whose family occupied the home from 1335 until 1599 when she apparently died from a broken heart.

If you’re brave enough... you can actually spend a ‘Ghost Night’ in the museum itself or, if you’d prefer to be spooked from the comfort of your home, you can watch their live Ghost Cams on the Ordsall Hall website.

Have you ever been? Did you see Lady Margaret? Do you have any spooky stories from in and around Manchester?

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It’s October 31st, which calls for a spooky nostalgic story!
Ordsall Hall in Salford is believed to be one of the most haunted houses in Manchester; with multiple reports of creepy on-goings including the sighting of ‘The White Lady’, who is said to appear in some of the oldest parts of the 7-century-old building like the Great Hall and the Star Chamber. Rumour has it, The White Lady is the spirit of Lady Margaret Radcliffe whose family occupied the home from 1335 until 1599 when she apparently died from a broken heart. 
If you’re brave enough... you can actually spend a ‘Ghost Night’ in the museum itself or, if you’d prefer to be spooked from the comfort of your home, you can watch their live Ghost Cams on the Ordsall Hall website. 
Have you ever been? Did you see Lady Margaret? Do you have any spooky stories from in and around Manchester? 
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How long has Salford been in Manchester

Looked spooky years ago but now when you go inside it doesn't seem spooky.

I would love to have a look around lovely building

Most haunted went there I think?

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She gets around that white lady

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29th October 1974: Workers of the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Liverpool make their way to the staff canteen to consider action to offset the threat to the sugar factory.

Around 1500 workers were told by Mr E Clarke, the managing director, that the firm was doing everything possible to safeguard the jobs of the 2000 employees against a threat arising from European negotiations.
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29th October 1974: Workers of the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Liverpool make their way to the staff canteen to consider action to offset the threat to the sugar factory.
Around 1500 workers were told by Mr E Clarke, the managing director, that the firm was doing everything possible to safeguard the jobs of the 2000 employees against a threat arising from European negotiations.
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20 artists. 20 illustrations. 20 women who shaped Manchester. All to be revealed in soon. #firstinthefightbook

Thank you @inostalgiauk for #FirstInTheFight by Helen Antrobus and Andrew Simcock #bookpost. I'll be reviewing this lovely looking book for the #LoveBooksTours #blogtour.

Fresh off the press! The first lot of First in the Fight are making their way out into the world. We’ve got one week to go until our SOLD OUT book launch at @PHMMcr!

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