Here for the first time is a detailed account of an agricultural community that was just 4 miles from Manchester. Much of the narrative is rooted in the people who lived here, using their words and records. It tells of daily lives, setting them in a national context, and balances the routine with the sensational - including murder, infanticide and a rebellion.
Partly a narrative of rural life, and a description of a community's relationship with a city, the book also includes guided walks around Chorlton to bring this history to life. A database of references and sources is also provided.
This is the story of a group of people that history has forgotten and scholarship has ignored.
ISBN: 9781860776717; RRP: £18.99
This beautifully produced 304pp 246x185mm hardback includes 60 illustrations
The History Press Ltd
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