Category: Issue 5.2 – Local Histories

Issue 5.2

All articles are © 2013-14 of the individual authors – no unauthorised copying. The NH Logo is © 2013-14 Charlotte D’Arcy – no unauthorised copying. The image used in ‘The Show Must Go On: 757 Years of a Village Fair’ has been…

‘Coal not Dole’: Mansfield in the Miners Strike

Written by Bradley Bosson. With the passing of Margaret Thatcher still in the mindset of many I thought I’d return to something which had a major impact on how she was perceived and something which has changed a large part…

The Show Must Go On: 757 Years of a Village Fair

Written by Sam Ellis. With thanks to the National Fairground Archives, Sheffield. For a long time when I was younger, every summer saw the arrival of the fairground in Tollerton, a village north of York. This was only a small…

Charlotte, North Carolina and the ‘Meck Dec’

Written by Amanda Smith. Edited by Sam Ellis. Amongst skyscrapers and hordes of people scrambling about the city centre (known to locals as ‘uptown’) on a typical weekday, it is difficult to picture a place once described by English general…

From Cotton to Council Houses: Manchester after the Industrial Revolution

Written by Rachael Raftery. Edited by Emma Ward. Manchester. The ‘second capital’ during the Industrial Revolution, a huge industrial centre known as ‘Cottonopolis’ in its Victorian heyday, and fondly remembered for its innovation in canal technology. Since then, however, Manchester…

The Flood of 1953, Canvey Island and the Dutch

Written by Joe Sorrell. Edited by Eleanor Winn. On the night of 31 January 1953, a powerful storm combined with high tides, causing severe flooding to huge areas of the coastal regions surrounding the North Sea. The worst damage in…

From Chicago to Detroit: The Story of Barrow-in-Furness

Written by Michael Raymond. Edited by Anushka Minshull. Barrow-in-Furness is not a particularly well known town situated on the equally unknown Furness peninsular. For those not fully acquainted with their Cumbrian geography, Furness is the middle and largest of three…

The Evolution of the Treatment of the Mentally Ill: How Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum Changed the Face of Treatment

Written by Joscelin Woodend. Edited by Anushka Minshull. The treatment of the mentally ill throughout history is an issue that regrettably must be taken with a pinch of salt. The move away from degrading punishment as an act of treatment was…

Sheffield’s Royal Guest

Written by Shannon Birds. Edited by Emma Ward Little remains of the two grandest buildings of Tudor Sheffield. Castle market and a turret house are all you can see of what was Sheffield Castle and Manor Lodge. However, these two…