The latest showcase exhibition for the Salford & Cheetham Hill In Focus project launches on Thursday 11th August 4.00 – 7.00pm at Manchester Central Library.

At the launch, there will be an introduction to the project, an informal guided tour by a local historian and a chance to meet some of the team behind the project.

The collection of iconic images from the 1950s and 60s documents many aspects of life in Salford and Cheetham Hill in that era, from shops and dance halls to schools and street scenes. Members of the project team will be there to answer questions and everyone is invited to come along and share your own memories. The launch is a free event and there is no need to book a place.

The images being exhibited are taken from an archive of over 6000 film and glass plate negatives that were restored and digitised by Retracing Salford as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project.

The exhibition, on the first floor gallery in the library, runs until 30th September and is open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 8.00pm and Friday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm.