The Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project

4 April 2017 by Pure Radio

The Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project aims to reveal the hidden past of Samuel Oldknow, a leading figure in the development and industrialisation of the Marple and Mellor area.

In order to build up a fuller history, the project is calling for your memories and reminiscences of Mellor Mill, the Peak Forest Canal and the Lime Kilns.

Jane Lomas spoke to Pamela Pearson from the Project.

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Recap of LGBT History Month in Stockport

25 February 2016 by Pure Radio

Last night was the final event for the festival by the borough’s LGBT social group, People Like Us Stockport.

It was a light-hearted and jolly fun bingo night in the Arden Arms. Under the Rainbow went along and spoke to the group’s Chairperson, Chris Hassall, who explained what they got up to throughout the month.

We also asked people who they name as their LGBT hero.

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National Festival of LGBT History - People's History Museum

18 February 2016 by Pure Radio

People’s History Museum in Manchester contains lots of stories and information about working people in Britain.

Under the Rainbow heard about an event the museum are running on February 27th about LGBT history.

They’ve spoken with the museum’s Engagement and Events Officer, Catherine O’Donnell.

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LGBT History Month - It's Queer Up North?

28 January 2016 by Pure Radio

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.

On Saturday the 6th, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford will be hosting an event about working-class men and same-sex desires in the 20th century.

It will include readings by ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, and a talk by Helen Smith from the University of Lincoln. Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Helen.

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Budget, Tory Conference & Homelessness 06 Oct 15

6 October 2015 by Pure Radio

As Stockport Council prepares to make more than £21m worth of savings in the next financial year — the biggest cut in a single year in history — Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Iain Roberts explains some of the proposals. Plus we continue our party conference coverage — this week it’s the turn of the Conservatives and Cllr Syd Lloyd — and Jonathan Billings from The Wellspring on news that homelessness in Stockport increased almost threefold last year. Also, Jane looks at proposed changes to business rates.

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