|ELIZABETH GASKELL lived in Manchester and documented the lives
of the working classes. Novels include 'Mary Barton', 'North and South',
and 'Cranford'. She lived from 1810 to 1865.
EWM says: I would love to have met and asked Mrs Gaskell about her life in Manchester. The next best thing we can do is to read her novels.
|RACHEL GILSON is a singer who I once saw perform at Night
and Day on Canal Street. She sang in a jazzy r'n'b style.
EWM says: I know very little about her, but her singing was excellent.
|ANDREW GWYNNE is a local councillor for Denton West in the
Metropolitan Borough of Tameside. He has a degree in Politics and Contemporary
History from the University of Salford and has studied Business and Finance.
EWM says: Andrew was kind enough to show me round Denton for my EWM feature. He knows a lot about the area and is very dedicated to it.
MARTIN HANCOCK, played the
character 'Spider' of Coronation Street before leaving to pursue other
career goals. Martin
is originally from Acton, West London, but moved to Manchester when he
joined 'The Street'.
JACKSON JACKSON is a Manchester-based photographer. I attended the opening
party for his exhibition of portraits at Mash & Air on 14th of July
|SUSAN JESSON-WARD grew up in Moston Manchester but her home
is now the Sultanate of Oman where she works as a consultant for the Sultan
of Oman's Royal Stables, and other clients.
EWM says: I've only met Susan via e-mail - see my 1998 interview with her.
|COUNCILLOR PAT KARNEY was chairman of Manchester City Council's
City Centre Committee and played a key role in the reconstruction of the
city centre after the bomb in 1996. He was born in Dublin but has lived
in Manchester most of his life.
EWM says: See my 1998 interview with him.
COUNCILLOR JIM KING was Mayor of the City of Salford from 2001 to 2002.
He opened the Lowry Galleria in autumn 2001 and instigated the highly
successful Mayor's Award Scheme.
|RAY KING is pictured here with his wife at the opening of
the Hardrock Cafe Manchester in 2000. A staff journalist with the Manchester
Evening News he writes articles on local and national issues as well as
EWM says: Ray is a great conversationalist, and his articles are often very outspoken.
COUNCILLOR RICHARD LEESE is the public face of Manchester City Council,
and makes regular media apperances. An ex-teacher and youth worker and
has been a councillor since 1984, and Leader of the Council since 1996.
He's originally from Mansfield and lives in Crumpsall.
|BERNE LENG is an Eyewitness in Manchester reader who has contributed
some fascinating material and photographs to this website. He used to be
a projectionist at the Gaumont Oxford St, and is an expert in the history
of cinemas in Manchester.
EWM says: Berne is quite a character, though I've never met him! See his fascinating contribution on Manchester cinemas
|YVETTE LIVESEY is co-founder of the In The City music convention,
with partner Tony Wilson, and plays a prominent role in the city.
EWM says: With her striking looks and professional experience as a leading fashion model, Yvette was a pleasure to photograph. When I met her she was friendly, welcoming and quite outspoken. See my 1998 interview.