Medieval Mancunian: The Huntingdon Deeds

Date: Thursday 26 October 2017 (2pm tp 4pm )

A rare chance to see Manchester’s medieval ‘Huntingdon deeds’ and discover some of the unsung pioneers of the medieval town.

In 1422, John Huntingdon became the first warden of Manchester Cathedral and the deeds for his lands are held in the archives at Chetham’s Library. They memorialise some of the forgotten people of medieval Manchester, but have never before been displayed.

There will be two chances to see the deeds, at 2pm and 3pm. Project Archivist Grace Timperley will be on hand to answer questions and point out the interesting features, such as the tiny wax seals used by medieval people to symbolise personal identity.

Crafts activities suitable for all ages will run from 2pm to 4pm with colouring, brass-rubbing and make-your-own seals.

The deeds are part of the Hulme Trust Archive, which is held at Chetham's Library. The Archive has been newly catalogued and the medieval deeds are being digitised for future readers and researchers.

NB This event is in partnership with Chetham's Library and will be held in the Cathedral Nave (South Aisle).

Event is free – just turn up on the day.

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Cathedral Nave (South Aisle