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Dr 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 5’s How the Victorian’s Built Britain with Michael Buerk, 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.

Latest news…

  • September 2020: WOW!!! Michala’s last project Finding the Peterloo Eleven has been shortlisted for Reasearch Project of the Year 2020 at the Times Awards. Click here to read more.
  • September 2020 ** NEW BLOG *** ——> Our House: The White Lion, Stockport 
  • September 2020 **NEW PODCAST IS LIVE** The ‘Our House’ podcast is now live and available on all your podcast suppliers. Click here for more info
  • September 2020 ***NEW BLOG*** —–> Our House: Hollingworth House, Albert Road, Blackpool
  • August 2020 *** NEW BLOG *** ——>Our House: Mrs Dixon’s Famous Boarding House
  • August 2020: If you like your ‘grim’ history, check out this article in the M.E.N, that Michala assisted reporter Damon Wilkinson on.
  • August 2020: *** NEW PODCAST COMING SOON *** Michala has recorded a new podcast to accompany the ‘Our House’ blog series. You will be able to hear it at all your favourite podcast places very soon
  • August 2020: *** NEW BOG SERIES *** Michala’s new blog series ‘Our House’ is now live!! CLICK HERE TO READ IT. You can also catch her on the BBC iplayer talking to John Gilmore about the first blog which looks at the history of a boarding house in Blackpool.
  • July 2020: Michala is the historical consultant and will feature on an upcoming episode of Channel 4’s Britian’s Most Historic Towns. This was due to happen at the beginning of the year, however, due to Covid filming was put on hold. Filming has now commenced again and when Channel 4 issue a transmission date, we will let you know
  • July 2020: Michala passes her PhD viva!! She is now offically Dr Hulme
  • May 2020: Michala, working with ITV, helps the family of Hilda Churchill who was the oldest victim of the Coronavirus, find the lost grave of her baby sister who died during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. To read more on this click here