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Monday, 30 January 2012

Andrew Simpson: Penny Readings, a Reading Room, and two libraries,...

Andrew Simpson: Penny Readings, a Reading Room, and two libraries,...: In the age of the internet who would want to go to a library? For a start you have to go there, and mix with a lot of strangers who are al...

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Andrew Simpson: Chorlton’s Lych Gate .......... a collaboration be...

Andrew Simpson: Chorlton’s Lych Gate .......... a collaboration be...: Yesterday I announced the collaboration between Peter Topping the artist and me the writer. We decided to tell the stories behind some of h...

Andrew Simpson: Horse & Jockey stories and a painting

Andrew Simpson: Horse & Jockey stories and a painting: I doubt that any of the twelve men who assembled in the Horse & Jockey in early May of 1847 had any doubt about who was guilty of the murde...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Andrew Simpson: The Royal Oak .... the painting and its history

Andrew Simpson: The Royal Oak .... the painting and its history: Now the collaboration between local artist Peter Topping and me is well under way. He paints pictures of Chorlton and I tell the story behi...