Friday, 30 March 2012

Victoria Bridge on a Saturday Night...

We have recently bought a large collection of street songs and ballads published in Manchester and the North West during the mid-nineteenth century. The collection was made by the antiquarian bookseller Robert Holt, who died in 1883, and contains over four hundred broadsides containing around 940 individual songs, many being in local dialect or relating to specific local characters and events. Read more on the website...