A campaign is under way to celebrate the memory of a courageous Chorlton woman who helped fight fascism in Spain and received an OBE for her work during World War II. Andrew Simpson tells her story.
With spring finally on the way, it’s a great time to thin your borders and get some plants for free. Katherine Watson divides and conquers.
The daffodils are opening up their flowery wings, after-school afternoons are getting lighter and all at once, Chorlton feels like it’s about to reach full bloom. Tess Gee has a spring in her step.
Tessa Gee looks forward to family-friendly treats, Chorlton-style. Chocolate, chipolatas and Christmas cheer.
It’s that time of year. Maria Stripling hankers for a real fire, home-made stew and to curl up on the sofa with an atmospheric crime drama. It’s all very Scandi-chic.
Historian Andrew Simpson gets into the spirit of South Manchester’s Christmas past.
Rob Tomlinson has taught more than 1,000 local people to bake bread, so the only proper place to have a chat is a cosy kitchen. Linsey Parkinson gets her feet under the table.
There’s something that feels deliciously exclusive about a supper club. Linsey Parkinson meets Sophie Needham, the chef behind Chorlton Nights.
Fiona Norton and Glennis Andrews have been right at the heart of ethical and artistic Chorlton since 2004. Their Creative Recycling Gallery on Beech Road is absolutely packed with originality. Words by Linsey Parkinson
Interior designer Maria Stripling loves a good night’s sleep. Some of the places she has slept in may not have been conducive to a restful night, but they all had their good points.