Michala Hulme is a professional genealogist and social historian at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is based at the Manchester Centre for Public History & Heritage. Michala specialises in the period 1800-1950. Her personal research interests include living and dying in Victorian Britain, with a particular focus on the experience of the working classes, crime and street gangs. She has made over 60 appearances on local radio and has featured in national and regional TV programmes, such as Channel 4’s Great Canal Journeys, BBC’s Heir Hunters, Who Do You Think You Are?, Channel 4’s Genealogy Roadshow, Channel 5 News, BBC News and Granada News. Michala has written for and has featured in several newspapers and magazines, such as the Mail, The StylistM.E.N and Who Do You Think You Are Magazine? She is a published author with the History Press – her books focus on the ‘grim’ side of living in a Victorian city. She is the Editor of the new Public History and Heritage NW Magazine and the former Editor of the Manchester Region History Review.

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