Friday, 12 July 2013

An orchard on Shudehill


This week's 101 Treasures page features William Hulme's 1753 plan of his home near Shudehill and the land immediately around it. It is an amazing glimpse into a small town before the arrival of mills and chimneys and shuttles and noise, and even features a beautiful small orchard where there now stands shops, carparks, hotels and a bus station. You can read more about this forgotten world on the blog.