Stockport's outbreak of 'bloodshed, violence and licentious phrenzy'
The story of the anti-Irish riots of 1852
Good morning members — today’s story is about a bout of violence in Stockport in 1852. For his first Mill story, Ben Thompson went looking in the newspaper archives to find out what happened.
If you missed yesterday’s members’ story, it was about which neighbourhoods might be the winners and losers from the move to remote work, based on research that looks at how much spending is done by workers who commute.
If you fancy a different perspective on that topic: Here’s Vaughan Allen, the chief executive of CityCo (which manages and markets city centre Manchester) pushing back against the ‘zoomshock’ analysis. He argues Manchester is less reliant on commuters than the study assumes — thanks to ‘destination’ retail and culture, and the massive growth in city centre residents.