God’s Cop Vs Lord Horror
Manchester stands as fine example of a liberal modern city, with pioneering events such as Pride and the well established Gay Village reflecting a place at ease with it’s own diversity but twenty years or thirty ago there was another agenda in place which threatened to marginalise whole sections of the Mancunian community.
James Anderton was the Chief Constable between 1976 and 1991 and he saw it as part of his brief, not only to prevent crime and uphold the law but also to impose his extremely conservative, borderline fundamentalist views on personal morality on the city’s population. This also had a severe knock on effect on the literary, cultural and artistic landscape of Manchester which took a long time to recover to the point which we enjoy today.
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