Gordon Harvey

Gordon Harvey

Gordon Harvey 31 December 1858 – 6 November 1922 Alexander Gordon Cummins Harvey was a Rochdale cotton manufacturer,merchant and Liberal politician. Member of Parliament for Rochdale 1906–1918 Gordon Harvey (as he was usually known) was born in Manchester and was the son of Cummins Harvey, a partner in the cotton yarn and cloth manufacturing firm of Fothergill and Harvey. Gordon…

Stump Pie

Stump Pie

Stump Pie Pastries – Savoury Double Crust Pies Historic A pastry case filled with minced meat with suet, sugar, salt, herbs and spices and whole eggs, dried fruit “a good quantity”, baked. Served with white wine vinegar and sugar (WM 1658, Wooley 1672) Original Recipe in WM 1658; To make a Stump Pye. Take a…

Peterloo Demonstration Blue Plaque

Peterloo Demonstration Blue Plaque

Peterloo Demonstration Blue Plaque

Peterloo Demonstration 1819

Peterloo Demonstration Blue Plaque

The Middleton contingent congregated here in Barrowfield and marched to St Peter’s Field in Manchester led by Sam Bamford. The meeting, popularly known as “Peterloo Massacre”, was in support of the vote for the working classes. 16 Middleton people were injured.

69 Morton Street, Middleton

Kenion Street Blue Plaque

Kenion Street Music Building Blue Plaque

Kenion Street Music Building Blue Plaque Kenion Street Music Building, Cargo Studios (first floor) 1977-84 Tractor Music (ground floor) 1977-83 Suite 16 Studios 1984-2001(both floors) From 1977 onwards this building saw an endless stream of bands from Manchester, Liverpool and from all over the British Isles, pass through its doorways as it became the place for groups…