After 22 months of enquiries a plaque was erected in December of 2021, officially recognised Ancoats as ‘Little Italy’, a “community integral to Manchester’s economic and cultural heritage since the late Nineteenth Century”. Manchester’s Italian community is described by Third generation Anglo-Italian Anthony Rea, as having provided an “exemplar for immigrant behaviour,” having “brought such character to this grim part of Manchester” with their “music, food and customs bringing so much colour to this area”.
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976 and has sent media coverage wild. This isn’t the first time the proliferation of a deadly disease has caught the world’s attention. Who can forget the 1918 flu pandemic – that circled the globe wreaking so Continue Reading
We all have images of life on the front line during the First World War: young men in uniforms, trenches, guns and tanks. But occasionally we are given a more personal insight into real experiences of the war. We were given such an insight upon the discovery of the notebooks of Nurse Mabel Earp last Continue Reading