We are very pleased to make available a pdf of Richard Hills' new work The North Western Museum of Science and Industry: Some Reminiscences. This is only available through Chetham's website, and we are grateful to Richard Hills for allowing us to publish it here.In recent years we have been given a large collection of articles, papers, photographs, slides and reports made by Richard Hills, the founding director of MOSI. In addition, we hold several other important collections on the industrial archaeology of the region, including material given by the Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society, Bernard and Jill Champness, and the Mullineux photographic archive. Read more about the collections here, or visit our Digital Resources page to find out more about the various pdfs available.
The photograph above shows Lord and Lady Rhodes, with Richard Hills second right, at the opening of the temporary home of the museum on Grosvenor Street.