If you’re planning a trip to Old Blighty in 2009, and are researching kin from the Manchester area, you may want to keep this in mind:
A Manchester History Festival is being planned for Friday 20th and Sat 21st March 2009. It will be held in the Town Hall Albert Square.
It is being organised by Manchester University Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester City Council, and is intended that the festival will become an annual or biannual part of the city's calender.
Local history groups libraries and family history societies are being contacted. A web site is being created and maintained as a resource and means of connection for schools, societies, universities cultural institutions and the wider public.
A must for your calendars.