Peter Topping and Andrew Simpson have been working together for a number of years developing projects linked to the history of South Manchester. It is, as Peter said, a collaboration where he paints the pictures and Andrew tells the stories. Their work has appeared in venues across South Manchester, including an 80 metre mural, which was commissioned by a large building company and opened by Lord Bradley of Withington in 2012. Peter and Andrew also work independently.
Andrew writes extensively on a range of historical subjects, contributing to various publications including Canadian ones and produces a popular history blog at www.chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk His books include a study of rural Chorlton in the 19th century, a book on Manchester in the Great War, which was published in February 2017 and The Ever Open Door - 150 Years of The Together Trust.
Together Peter and Andrew have written;
Didsbury Through Time
Hough End Hall - The Story
Manchester Pubs - City Centre
Manchester Pubs - Chorlton-cum-Hardy
The Quirks of Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Chorlton-cum-Hardy - churches, chapels, temples, a synagogue and a mosque
Manchester Pubs - Didsbury
Andrews has written;
The Story of Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Great War Britain - Manchester
The Ever Open Door - 150 Years of The Together Trust.