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Haçienda bar and Abbey Roadway in top 10 for UK historical places

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Shakespeare’s birthplace, the austere parsonage where the Bronte siblings composed Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey, and TheHaçienda, the Manchester bar which was a pillar of the 80s club scene, have actually all been consisted of in the top 10 of a new UK heritage list.All three

are being celebrated as part of a Historic England project entitled A History of England in 100 Places.The 10 historic places for music and literature were nominated by the public and selected by the author which opened as the Feldman Swing Club in 1942 and is the world’s longest-surviving live music venue. It was a location after the second world war where you might catch BB King or Louis Armstrong, while in the 1970s it hosted the very first UK punk festival, with bands including Sex Pistols and The Clash.The leading 10 is finished by the Abbey Road Studios in London, a location which will always be related to the Beatles;< a href= data-link-name="in body link"> Chetham’s Library in Manchester, the oldest free public recommendation library in the English speaking world and a meeting point for Marx and Engels; and the neighbouring houses in Brook Street, London, where Handel and Jimi Hendrix lived, 200 years apart.All 10 places will be explored in podcasts provided by radio presenter Emma Barnett. Other categories consist of loss and destruction, which will be judged by Mary Beard, and science and discovery, which will be judged by Robert Winston.Topics Reuse this content

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