Rediscovering the long-lost memoir of a Manchester bookseller
'It was a miserable and insecure existence'
Dear members — today we have a lovely story about Manchester’s past. It’s about James Weatherley, a man who sold books in front of the Exchange and on St Peter’s Square, and whose little-known memoir offers a very unusual window into life here during the Industrial Revolution.
Mollie’s piece is also about the two men at Chetham’s Library who have dedicat…