Hi I’m Tom and thanks for visiting my blog!
I graduated with a first class honours history degree in 2015 and I’m currently studying my masters in Public History and Heritage. I made this blog to reflect my passion for history (especially local history of the Manchester/Greater Manchester region).
I often walk around and spot historic architecture and wonder “what did this building used to be? What is its hidden history?” So therefore I set up this blog to share with everyone the secrets that lie beyond bricks and mortar. Also I hope it shows that even the most unassuming of buildings, or even sites, can reveal so much about our heritage!
“Who can ever affirm, or deny that the houses which have sheltered us as children, or as adults, and our predecessors too, do not have embedded in their walls, one with the dust and cobwebs, one with the overlay of fresh wallpaper and paint, the imprint of what-has-been, the suffering, the joy?
– Daphne du Maurier, Myself When Young (1977)