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The Story of Chorlton-cum-Hardy

By Andrew Simpson

9780752489667

ISBN: 9780752489667

Published: 01-10-2012


The Story of Chorlton-cum-Hardy

By Andrew Simpson

ISBN: 9780752489667

Published: 01-10-2012

About This Book

This richly illustrated history explores every aspect of life in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Drawing on contemporary accounts, Government documents, newspaper reports, antiquarian books and recent academic work, it debunks many myths about the town - and unearths some surprising truths along the way. Local historian Andrew Simpson takes the reader to the rural cottages and houses of the past, many of which disappeared only recently and some which are still local landmarks today. Revealing the close links between rural communities and the city, and with chapters on farming, local industries, shops and pubs, health, wealth and poverty, children, housework and housing, churches, entertainments and sports, crime, politics and all manner of other topics, it will delight residents and visitors alike.

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