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Your Family History - - Hands-on -

Manch­ester was at the fore­front of the In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion, and the city was the in­spi­ra­tion for Mil­ton in El­iz­a­beth Gaskell’s novel North and South. Go to the Vimeo web­site at https://tinyurl. com/y9­tapupv, and you can go up in a hot air bal­loon to see 1850s Manch­ester, with this amaz­ing fly­over that Neil Milling­ton cre­ated us­ing ex­ten­sive re­search from Ord­nance Sur­vey Maps.

You can see the scale of the Vic­to­rian fac­to­ries and the huge chim­neys tow­er­ing into the air, which would have pol­luted the sky­line – thank­fully, Neil has not recre­ated this el­e­ment of the sky­line, so we can get a clear view! You can also travel via steam-train at https://tinyurl. com/yc92fvl5 or on foot, at https:// tinyurl.com/yakc­sa5a.

In the back­ground, we can see the in­tact abbey – when to­day, it is merely a ruin

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