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

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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