Friday, 17 February 2017

Book Launch

You are invited to the launch and book signing of Manchester Remembering 1914-18 at Central Reference Library St Peter's Square February 18 between 1 pm and 4.30

The event will include military en actors in period uniform, and a selection of memorabilia featured in the book from David Harrop’s collection

Manchester Remembering 1914-18*

The book draws on official reports and newspaper accounts as well as letters and photographs and a multitude of other personal items.

Much of this material has never been seen before and some of it is unique in that it allows us to follow families through the whole conflict challenging many of those easy and preconceived views of the war.

So here is the story of George and Nellie Davison of Harpurhey and Hulme, Miss Rebecca Chapman’s first week as a Salford tram clippie, Mrs Fannie Jane Barlow’s, a Red Cross nurse from Chorlton and others from Newton Heath, Didsbury and Fallowfield.

The Author

Andrew Simpson has written several books on Manchester’s history, and is currently writing a book on the history of the Manchester and Salford Boys’ and Girls’ Refuges and Shelters as well as working on a history of Alexandra Park.

Andrew lives in Chorlton.

*Manchester Remembering 1914-18 by Andrew Simpson will be published by the History Press in February 2017

Pre order now from the History Press, http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/publication/great-war-britain-manchester-remembering-1914-18/9780750978965/

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