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About the Authors

First published 2016.                       Peter Topping and Andrew Simpson have been
                                            working together for a number of years
Topper Publishing                           developing projects linked to the history of South
39 Lambton Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy,        Manchester. It is, as Peter said, a collaboration
Manchester, M21 0ZJ.                        where he paints the pictures and Andrew tells the
Tel: 0161 718 0193                          stories. Their work has appeared in venues across
                                            South Manchester, including an 80 metre mural,
Copyright © 2016 Peter Topping & Andrew     which was commissioned by a large building
Simpson.                                    company and opened by Lord Bradley of
                                            Withington in 2012. Peter and Andrew also work
The right of Peter Topping & Andrew         independently.
Simpson to be identified as the Authors of
this work has been asserted in accordance        Peter’s work is much admired and he regularly
with the Copyrights, Designs and Patents    exhibits his work, showcasing it on his website at
Act 1988.                         

ISBN 978 0 995705 50 0                           Andrew writes extensively on a range of
                                            historical subjects, contributing to various
2                                           publications including Canadian ones and
                                            produces a popular history blog at
                                   His books
                                            include a study of rural Chorlton in the 19th
                                            century, a book on Manchester in the Great War
                                            to be published in the February of 2017 and he
                                            has been commissioned to write the history of a
                                            well known children’s charity.

                                                 Together Peter and Andrew have written
                                            Didsbury Through Time and are also working on
                                            Alexandra Park The Story which is due to be
                                            published in May 2017.

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                                            in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or
                                            hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information
                                            storage or retrieval system, without the permission in writing from the Publishers.

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                                            A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

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