Michala Hulme is an award-winning historian and professional genealogist 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, BBC Breakfast, 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 Stylist, The Daily MirrorM.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.

To purchase A Grim Almanac of Manchester or British Bloody History Manchester click here 

******** SHE WON!! *********

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Michala scooped the People’s Award at the Manchester Culture Awards 2019. Thank you to every single person that took the time to vote. For more details about the night click here


*********** NEW PODCAST **********

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Ancestry UK and Newspapers.com have just released their first podcast that is presented by Michala and Brad from Ancestry. The podcast goes behind the headlines of historic newspapers to reveal shocking, weird and wonderful stories from the past. To hear the episodes click here