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By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 22:27:54

We think that this is one of the Notre Dame Sisters who ran the Convent School in Cheetham Hill.

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 22:25:57

This is a Sister of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, they had two local convents, St Teresa's, Broom Lane, Salford, and St Vincent's, Rumford Street, Chorlton on Medlock.

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 18:10:25

Corpus Christi Church, Miles Platting

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:53:04

Corpus Christi, Miles Platting, annual May Queen procession.

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:52:16

St Aloysius, Ardwick annual May Queen Crowning.

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:51:00

St Aloysius Church, Ardwick May Queen Crowning

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:49:57

St Thomas of Canterbury, Higher Broughton. May Queen Crowning.

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:46:52

St Malachy, Collyhurst

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:46:01

Corpus Christi Church, Miles Platting

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:44:44

Annual May Queen crowning at Corpus Christi, Miles Platting.

By Lawrence Gregory on 2018-04-16 17:43:23

This is St Malachy, Collyhurst, the interior of the school-chapel, the annual May Queen Crowning

By Mrs Ann Martin on 2018-04-05 15:00:23

I went to Marlborough Rd and then Heath St. My name was Ann Martin

By craig on 2018-03-05 15:05:55

yes peter passed away few years back. bernie and 2 sons anthony and guy all still ok i think.

By Barry Davidson on 2018-03-03 19:33:25

Hi Violet, One of Abe Tobias grand daughters was Jeannette Davidson. Her mother was Lily Tobias and her Dad was Jack Davidson. My father was Isadore Davidson (Johnny to everyone), Jack's brother. Regards. Barry Davidson

By Alan Richbell on 2018-03-01 11:36:20

Hello Pearl, I see from your email you lived in Howard Street,what number and what dates? My grandmother and aunties lived at number 7 Howard Street from 1901 until the late 1960,s.A great aunt and uncle lived at 15 Howard Street at some time and a grandfather lived a few streets down at 4 Hornby Street next to Strangeways Prison.Recognise any of the house numbers?

By Maralyn on 2018-02-19 09:53:58

That’s my dads shop Lees

By Maralyn Endlar on 2018-02-19 09:49:57

My dad Reuben Lee opened the chicken slaughter house and then extended it to Lees Delicatessen. As a child I crept into the back and saw all the chickens but thankfully never saw anything else. My sister however won’t eat chicken to this day

By kathleen beckett on 2018-02-14 01:09:49

Did you know Maureen Phelan..lived at 33 Lime st Hightown in the 50s and 60s?....She knew you...I'm her sister Kath ..She lived with her Gran ..then Auntie...

By Barry Davidson on 2018-01-29 15:55:56

Hi Sheila, my late grandmother was called Sarah Friedlander before she married my Grandfather Joseph Hoffman. I have a family tree on Ancestry website including the Friedlander. I wonder if we are connected at all!

By Pearl Robinson on 2018-01-26 15:55:13

I used to go skating at Silver Blades, as it was known in the 60s. There used to be a disco night, I think it was Friday. The DJ used to throw records out and if you caught one you could keep it

By Julie Anne Ratcliffe on 2018-01-26 15:17:01

Do you remember the name of the people who owned the business

By Alan Richbell on 2018-01-18 13:11:27

Lad holding the cup is Mike Darkin, next to him is Ian Stanton, middle row far right, Peter Green and top row second in is Gary Angold. Can't remember a Hancock?

By Paul moore on 2018-01-08 18:18:42

She was a great teacher Miss Tress lived near the polygan near King David's school. The Griffiths family are they the ones lived on Littleton Rd after leaving Cheetham Hill had 2 sons? Lived on bottom end William St. near Baxters green grocers.

By Lynne kershaw on 2018-01-05 20:39:20

My name was Lynne Steventon I was there the same time as you, started in 1-O I had a cousin called Sandra Wilson that was killed on Regent Rd. I lived on Hulton Street. I was champion high jumper and I used to look after the fish etc in the holidays. I arranged a dog show at the school, does any of this hold any memories for you. Regards lynne

By Violet Tyson Schofield on 2017-12-27 15:51:18

I went to see the Four Pennies at the Jungfrau near Manchester Cathedral in 1963/4 I thought they were great And Juliet was too xx

By Gill lang on 2017-12-08 01:37:34

I was there at the same time. My name was Gillian Hughes

By clare booth was trimble on 2017-11-27 23:45:11

Paula - I also lived in Derby Street. I must have been about 7, our house was next to the ginnel. I also remember the sirens. We all had to go to the air raid shelter it was opp. the Yorkshire pub. We then moved to Stanley Street.

By Peter Wright on 2017-11-27 18:45:10

Came to the exhibition hoping to see old Salford, but a majority of the work appeared to be Cheetham Hill...!

By Gary Hulme on 2017-11-27 15:33:27

Clergy of St. Mary's Crumpsall - Rector, Canon Alfred Eames (on the left), and Curate, Rev. R. Corrin Bell (on the right).

By Gary Hulme on 2017-11-27 14:44:16

The Choir of St. Mary's Crumpsall with Organist & Choirmaster, H. R. Middleton, FRCO (Slightly left of centre)

By Gary Hulme on 2017-11-27 14:40:09

This is part of the St. Luke's contingent, with Reverend John G. Hunting supported by his Churchwardens

By Gary Hulme on 2017-11-27 14:37:06

This Church is St. Luke's Cheetham (before the removal of the spire in the 1970's, and its part demolition in the early 1980's)

By Hayman Judith on 2017-11-26 11:01:49

Miss Deakin was the Chemistry teacher and so kind. Do you remember Miss Pemberton? She was a horror!

By Hayman Judith on 2017-11-26 10:56:45

These pics bring back memories. Didn’t realise how innovative the covered playground area was. We only ever referred to school as Broughton High School.

By Gaynor Lockett on 2017-10-17 20:14:32

I'm sorry to use this to ask for help but a lady by the name of ida wilson placed a photo of her class at broughton modern around 1950 and my mother is on it, we are having a surprise 80th for her and I dearly would like to find her old school friends. My name is Gaynor and my mother was Joan cunningham. Thank you

By DRESS MAKING on 2017-05-25 11:04:47

My mum was a fabulous dress maker. She always made sure we had a new outfit for main festivals such as Passover and Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana). Jackie Harrison


Enjoyed your site reading everybody's comments, also a couple of names were mentioned that I had forgotten such as father Wright from St.Albans Church, Waterloo road, he was a lovely person. I forgot to put my maiden name on the memories I shared which was HARPER and I now live in Australia. My parents were brought up in Salford they lived in King William Street before they got married, then moved to Cheetham hill. My father Albert Harper worked for a shirt time at the Queens road bus depot as a conductor, until one day he decided to park the bus for his mate who's surname was Platt, the only thing was my dad didn't have a licence and had never driven before, consequently he removed one of the pillows in the depot, ended up being dismissed. I remember having a friend cannot remember her name, but her father worked at Strangeways prison, and one day for some reason we delivered eggs to the prison, I remember going inside those huge big doors, on the other side was an office on the left, not sure why we delivered eggs. When my godmother moved to Hornby Street nr the prison, She had trouble with one if the inmates shining a mirror at the sun and the reflection would be shining in her living room (parlour) she got in touch with the prison and it stopped after that. Little snippets keep coming back to me, like the time my godmother told me to put the bread in the bin for her, and me replying said I will take it home, she said no I have told you to put it in the bin, which I did !! Next morning she asked where the bread was, I said in the bin, her reply no it's not, the penny dropped I had put the bread in the dustbin, and not the bin under the table. On another occasion I had to go to I think it was called the Maypole up Bury New road, she asked me to get her egg order which was 2 doz and a few other things, that was ok but I had been given a wooden scooter the previous week, so I went to the shop on that, on the way back home I put the eggs on the handle bar of the scooter which were not in boxes then, needless to say everyone was broke, she was not amused. So I had to do a return trip to the shop minus the scooter to get another egg order. When I was 16 I went to work at AEI in Trafford Park also known as Metros they were a very good company to work for happy memories of working there, my mother came from a big family, most of them worked at Metros. I also remember going on some Saturday mornings to Grey Mare Lane market I thought it was magical place, then we would go and visit her brother my uncle Richard who still lived in King William Street in Salford. Then we would walk up the main road and have to walk across the Manchester Ship Canal bridge I was petrified I thought the bridge would go up and we would be stuck on it. I paid a visit to the Uk 6 years ago, and went around all the old places, my what a change, visited the docks which has been done up looks great now, King William Street is still there but not the houses. Visited Cheetham hill, still have a half sister living there, also my brother Alan lives in Failsworth. I also remember a flower lady called Eileen Martin, she use to have a flower shop round the corner from where we lived, then she sold flowers from her barrow on Market Street. I want to thank you for putting this site together, reading all the memories of people has rekindle my memories that had been buried. My girlfriend of longstanding put me in touch with the site as she has quite a few memories of her own thank Marjorie Maddisin (Hobson) if anyone reading my comments remembers me I would love to hear from you especially anyone from the Massing Family, Muriel Townsend

By Family History Forum Comment on 2016-09-06 10:46:48

What a great site, keeping our heritage alive. Keep up the great work.