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By Liz Lark on 2018-07-07 14:15:32
My mother and her family lived in Salford, probably Devonshire Street area, from 1913, when they left Bangor Count Down, to 1936 when they moved to Blackpool. Their family name was Loughrey and she and her brothers attended St. Thomas's RC Primary School. My mother's memories were not particularly happy ones, the family was very, very poor. Items were often pawned. My grandmother would take my mother to a wealthy family's house to be given second hand clothes. One of her brothers won cups for boxing. Does the name Loughrey strike a bell to anyone?
By Judith on 2018-06-14 17:00:11
Think it more likely to be late 1950’s or early 60’s. Bill, the guy in black suit born c1930.
By Mike Ellis on 2018-06-07 14:40:11
Some new comment
By Mrs Collier-Woods on 2018-06-06 12:50:35
Does anyone know of the Annis family who lived on Chestnut Street, Hightown?
By Leslie lazarus on 2018-06-06 12:29:23
Does anyone remember the barber shop of my later father Morry Lazarus on Leicester Road, facing the girls school on the corner of Turner Street. Do you remember any of the Lazarus family? My late Mum, Sophy, late sister and brother, Sheila and Sidney and my sister Judy. Would be great to hear from you!
By Jacquie Fuller on 2018-06-03 14:28:42
Hi... I'm looking for anyone who may remember Norman & Jessica Hargreaves (known as Jessie) who lived in Coke Street . They had a daughter Norma ... they would have later moved to the brand new tower block in High Broughton when houses in Coke Street knocked down. Also just general memories of life on Coke Street in the 1940's and 50's?
By Linda de Bazarra on 2018-06-02 11:05:11
I lived in the next street, King Street and I remember the barber's shop very well. My father. Maurice Marks, went there to have his hair cut. I went to school with Laura and Jacqueline Lazarus, to Cassel Fox and then later to Broughton High School for Girls, first at Bella Vista, which later moved to a purpose-built building off Moor Lane (Kersal). Now I live in Barcelona, Spain, I feel very sad that there is little left of my childhood memories...BHS for Girls has been demolished (both the beautiful old Bella Vista and the 'new' school (and most references to it on Internet confuse it with other schools which were not Grammar schools. The streets around Leicester Road have also been demolished. Very, very sad. Linda de Bazarra
By Les Lazarus on 2018-05-28 18:34:47
Does anyone remember Morris Lazarus's barbershop at the corner of Turner St and Leicester Rd?
By Higher Broughton memories on 2018-05-14 13:18:11
I used to go to the Rialto Cinema for the Saturday matinee showings, I saw Flash Gordon, Robinson Crusoe and lots of other films. I loved watching the old black and whites, like the Three Stooges. I also remember Potters Snooker Club at the Rialto, where Alex Higgins made 147 in practice - i saw it! And Syd and Harry's barbers in the Rialto complex and a pool hall down the stairs. The band New Order used to practice in the rooms upstairs and we could hear them practice their latest singles. Mark, Higher Broughton
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 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 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 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 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
By MEMORIES OF SALFORD AND CHEETHAM HILL on 2016-10-17 12:37:32
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.