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Book on the way soon in April!

Here is a sneak preview of the proofs for the Salford and Cheetham Hill In Focus book that is about to go to press. It contains a selection of images from the collection, showcasing the huge variety subjects that feature in the archive. Watch this space for more details soon…  

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Extended workshops, March to June 2017
Broughton Community Hub

We will be extending our weekly sessions at Broughton Community Hub, due to the popular response from visitors regarding memories of Cheetham Hill, Migration and nearby Hightown. People are remembering streets, shops, people and places, inspired by photographs in the collection. You can also collect a copy of our popular booklet with lots of photographs […]

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Exhibition at Brackman’s Cafe, Higher Broughton
from February 2017

We are exhibiting a selection of photographs from the collection and asking the local community to contribute any memories they have of the Cheetham Hill area, eg streets, shops, schools and personal histories. Brackman’s Cafe is a very popular meeting place for people living in Higher Broughton and Cheetham Hill and has been in the […]

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Major Exhibition at People’s History Museum, Manchester, November 2017

We will exhibit a showcase of the project in the Community Gallery between November 2017 and February 2018. We ae looking forward to planning an exhibition including unseen work from the collection, and we will be developing features during this year. This will be the final exhibition of the ‘In Focus’ photography project, which has […]

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Archive Volunteer, Barbara, finds her School Photograph

After spending a year helping to clean and catalogue the collection’s thousands of negatives, project volunteer Barbara finally found herself in a school photograph at our Salford Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition. As a child she went to St. Lawrence’s School and this photograph shows  her on the front row (arms crossed, second from the left). […]

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Shop Heritage Trail, Cheetham Hill, Sept 8th 2016

As part of the Cheetham Festival, we’ll be guiding a Shop Heritage Trail looking at the sites of the former shops in our collection. For keen photographers, we’ll be trying to find the spot the original was taken from and getting the best fit with today’s street scene. Join the Project Team outside the British […]

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Visitors to our Exhibition at Salford Museum, Summer 2016

We’ve had lots of visitors to the Exhibition and many people have shared memories and stories with us. You can read some of the memories on the Memory Book page and we’ve added some of the information about the photographs to our Feature Photos page.   Today we spoke to Barbera Kemp and Joan Allen, […]

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Salford Schools Memory Project

We’re launching our Salford Schools Memory Project on Saturday 23rd July at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. We have an amazing set of Salford schools’ photographs, built in the late 50s to early 60s, and now sadly demolished. The photographs really capture a sense of the era when the schools were brand new – we […]

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