Gangs of Manchester launched

 Andrew Davies launched his book The Gangs of Manchester at Manchester Central Library on Thursday 2nd October. 75 people turned out for the ticket-only event. Andrew will be following up this launch with a public talk about and reading from the book at the Central Library on Wednesday 22 October at 6pm. The event is free but ticket only – book your tickets at the Library (see links on lefthand column to Manchester Local Studies and Archives).

You can see more photos of the launch here

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Cover Mug Shots

The book’s cover features three Salford scuttlers of the 1890s: William Henry Brooks (centre); James Brown (left) and John Wallace, alias McInerney (right). They were photographed by police in Rochdale in 1894, after they were caught stealing a shawl from a washing line. The mug-shots were discovered in the collection of the Greater Manchester Police Museum.

Gangs of Manchester – out now!

On 2 October 2008, Andrew Davies’s book The Gangs of Manchester is published by Milo Books and launched at Manchester Central Library. The book will be available in all good bookshops.

  • Gangs of Manchester: on sale now

    Available from the 'Buy Gangs of Manchester' webpage (see links on left), Amazon, Milo Books and all good bookshops
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