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Last updated:24 January 2017

Dean Kirby talk on Angel Meadow

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 21st Jun 2017

Event time: 14:00 to 15:00

Angel Meadow book coverIn this talk, journalist Dean Kirby will take listeners on a journey through the gin palaces, alleyways and underground vaults of this nineteenth century Manchester slum, which was  considered so diabolical it was re-christened 'hell upon earth' by Friedrich Engels.

Dean is a national newspaper journalist who has been covering the news in Manchester and the North of England for nearly 20 years. His search for his ancestors led him to Victorian Manchester's Angel Meadow slum, where he made a remarkable discovery in the rubble of an archaeological dig. Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain's most savage slum is his first book.

This talk is part of the Invisible Histories series - all welcome, admission free, light refreshments afterwards.

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