A Widening Embrace: The Pump House: People's History Museum, Manchester

Wrigley, Chris; Walsh, Margaret
December 2005
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Dec2005, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p346
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the People's History Museum in Manchester, England. An old hydraulic pumping station on the banks of the River Irwell was restored and converted to become the People's History museum in 1994. At a cost of �1.4 million, the pump house that provided electricity for the hydraulic cotton presses used in the cotton baling and packing warehouses was developed into a facility that houses artefacts and several exhibitions related to the British society's history.


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