The event was part of The Cheetham Cultural Festival and involved diverse communities in Cheetham Hill showcasing their music, food, dance and traditional costumes. A sample of images from the photographic archive were shown to visitors, who enthusiastically shared their stories in response to the images and their life stories.
We will exhibit a selection of photographs in the Manchester Communities section giving an overview of the archive. It will include different communities who migrated to Cheetham Hill in the 1950s and 60s, as well as other photos of life in the area at that time. We will be collecting stories and memories about these […]
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…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 […]