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Rise Like Lions and The 1842 General Strike by Mark KrantzThe PHM shop has a wonderful range of radical books, toys, gifts and homeware that make great presents for kids and grown ups!  We have introduced stock from a great selection of independent and local artists and stockists, including The Manchester Bee Company, S L Scott, and The Magpie’s Daughter.

Our gifts also have an extra feel good factor; when you shop with us, all your purchases go towards supporting the museum.

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Shop Item of the Month

Striking a Light by Louise Raw


With the monthly Fabric of Protest sessions currently creating a banner commemorating the Match Girls’ Strike of 1888, we have the perfect

book to learn more about it.  Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History by historian Louise Raw will teach you all you need to know about this incredible event in history. The strike is an event often overlooked, but Raw delves into the heart of the story, putting the strike into it’s context, dispelling old myths and offering enlightening new interpretations. A brilliant start if you’re new to the Match Girls’ Strike, but even if you’re familiar with what happened, you’ll find yourself learning something new with every chapter.

Helen Antrobus, Business Development Officer