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By Mrs Marie Doyle on 2020-07-08 11:36:17

Dear Gail, I've just come across the website and, having been born in Cheetham Hill in 1944 and the rest of my family being from Salford, it brought back fabulous memories looking at all the photos! I wonder if it is still possible to purchase a copy. If so I'd appreciate you letting me know. Thanks very much Marie Doyle

By Denis parfitt on 2020-06-28 21:57:01

I was born in 1952 and have fond memories of numerous shops and people of Cheetham Hill as it was my playground . From Queens rd up to Heston Park we would roam feeling completely safe , As a kid in those days you knew loads of kids from different schools, i went to Cravenwood school then ont Dixie Denis Parfitt

By Peter Jones on 2020-06-13 15:16:52

Looking for Jaqueline Hughes teacher and my long lost cousin

By Benice Spark on 2020-05-16 02:12:01

I remember Trinity. It was next to the Greenhill cinema and opposite was the Premier cinema. We went to a film every Saturday as a child and took the 7 bus home to Crumpsall from the bus stop opposite the church in Greenhill Rd.

By Ann Anderson nee Thorpe on 2020-05-05 17:05:46

very interesting I was one of the first intake I went into 1A, it was a great school then, Ann Anderson nee Thorpe

By Michael griffiths on 2020-04-29 00:14:52

Use to pass there on my way to cheetham secondary school in heath street . In the 60s I was born and lived in 25 brideoak street From 1957/78.

By Andrew Scholar on 2020-04-21 20:44:35

My father worked there in the 1960's and I used to go as a child to open the post with him.Photo 03320 might possibly show my father sitting on the steps outside Crusader's office

By EJ EJ on 2020-04-17 17:22:29

Hello, my grandparents James and Anne Matthews were from Salford and had a greengrocers at one point in the 1940s/1950s. Great photos thank you.

By Stephen Poulton on 2019-12-30 00:26:13

This address might be 2 Clarendon Road M/c 8 the Reg'd Office. The garage was at 16 Tyson St M/c 8

By Tony Conway on 2019-12-09 15:45:24

photographs 914 and 915. Do not know this area. I was a pupil here from 1958 to 1963

By Jean renshaw on 2019-11-27 23:12:08

This wasn't the waiting area for Jewish hospital in 61 it was benches and tiled walls like the old toilets used to be

By Helen on 2019-11-27 17:45:05

No more barbers or corner shops tooo many especially in crumpsall. Sunbed shops are needed no more casinos.

By Glo McNeill on 2019-11-18 12:33:08

I went to Thomas Street Methodist School in the 30s, and to Bella Vista. My uncle had the Milk Bar on Cheetham Hill Road, I well remember Smith's "Bakery at the corner of Thomas Street and many of the people at Thomas Street, headmaster, Evgans, who made us sing the Welsh national anthem each morning, Miss Rydiard and Miss Woolley, who rapped our knuckles with a ruler. Miss Rydiard used to write in our autograph albums "I must never say I can't but I can if I try"

By Peta reilly on 2019-09-24 02:01:14

My great grandad was an orthodox Jew & lived on silk street Salford his name was joshia black?

By DAVID KILCOURSE on 2019-09-10 16:29:48

I lived at no 82 Bent St and went to St Chad's school on Cheetham Hill Road.I remember the nuns and Miss Tunney also Father Morris.Our corner shop was called Greens wich was on the corner of Elizabeth St and Bent St.It sold everything including "esso blue". Shopping in Hightown and Cheetham Hill Village. My uncles Hughie,David,Edward and Brian Quinn all worked around there.Edward and Brian worked in the bacon works on Bent St and they all drank in the Berwick Arms near the prison.The smell of the hops from Boddingtons and Holts brewaries.The Jewish Boys School which backed onto Bent St.Kennings car showroom. I remember all the cinemas that have been mentioned and one was later (late 60s) the bowling alley which played soul and Motown music on Sunday afternoons. I also remember the shopping on Cheetham Hill and when I am ever in the area still call for bagels,Blackbread,fishcakes and cheesecakes,wonderfull. I remember the Whit Walks and the "italians"walking then all the kids playing outside the pubs(and being given two bobs and half crowns for being smartly dressed) drinking orange juice and eating Smiths crisps with the blue packet of salt inside.Mamas and the Marble arch were my dad's favorites,granddad used to run The Marble Arch. I also remember Elizabeth Park and the man selling ice cream from a tub fixed to the front of his bycycle. The wash house and the kosher chicken factory. I could go on,but lovely memories.

By David Matthews on 2019-08-01 11:13:43

They are brilliant , I hope my pictures can give people an insight of my childhood in Salford,

By Joyce Ainsbury on 2019-07-10 21:20:56

My name is Joyce Fitton i was born in 1944 and lived on Winifred St opposite Hortons coal merchants which was on Howel Street ,Wardleys shop was at the top of Winifred street .I went to the Collegiate school from the age of 3 .I think it was 2 semis made into small accommodation for miss Joyce and Miss Margaret White and then 4 large rooms divided into seniors and juniors.I adored Miss Joyce not to fond of Miss Tyler or Mrs Jeffers she used the strap so not that popular.She also travelled from Blackpool each day. My elder brother Brian also attended the Collegiate he now lives abroad.He has been trying to find one of his old friends Norman Kaufman .I have so many memories all trying to escape.I then attended the High School of Art just an amazing place Mr Goodman Nickname Benny was the headmaster. I did all the usual things ice skating Chiltons dancing and the ovaltinies club at the Premier Cinima .My parents moved when I was about 9 to Crupsal but my grandma still lived on Bellot st and my aunt uncle and cousin SANDRA still lived on Bignor St.

By Derek Warren on 2019-07-01 12:20:31

Hi Rick, I lived in Sycamore st the other side of Waterloo Rd, I also went to Marlborough school, and I remember your family you lived further up Garnet st than where a pal of mine lived, Sid Lowe and another pal Billy Jones.. Didn't one of your family get injured while working at the brick works back of Elizabeth st park can't at the moment remember his name. Regards Hutch

By SOOFI DIN on 2019-05-03 00:11:50

Taken at junction of Waterloo Road and Cheetham Hill Road - I played in this park in the 1960's. The Church is on the junction of Brideoak Street (where I lived) and Waterloo Road, in the foreground of the Church is a cricket ground.

By Sandra Odell on 2019-05-01 12:32:13

Great how can I get a copy please ?

By Beverly Higgins Morton on 2019-04-29 21:53:11

I attended Ordsall Secondary Modern Girls's School in 1967 -1968. I remember the Headmistress Mrs. Hall. She was always so very kind to me. It was an all girls school at that time with the boys school located across the street. The Peacock was still there in 1971 and in 1980 when I visited the school.My best mate was Tina Viney, 2S. I also remember Veronica, 2O, who's father was a manager at the mill. She lived across the street from Ordsall Park.Yes, most of the teachers were women, but our Music Teacher was a man. He gave me piano lessons after school. I visited the school in 1971 when I competed at the Eisteddford Music Competition. I believe Mrs. Hall was still there.I remember taking the sports bus over to the soccer fields by Hope Hospital. We also had a day trip to the Opera House.I was the American Girl from Missouri, Beverly Higgins, who lived with her Aunt and Uncle, Mrs. Lily and George Jones on Clements Street. I attended St. Clements Church with my Uncle. Some of you might remember confirmation classes?I learned how to sew and cook in those home economic classes. I remember the dress material was very 60's, different colored squares with a black border. We used a treadle sewing machine. I actually have one of those that works!I loved living in Salford but realized that my Aunt sheltered my impressions of Salford. She worked at the Palmolive Company. We had to walk up to the laudromat on Regent Road and would always stop on the way back for fish and chips or meat pies.The short time I shared in this environment helped shape my future and confidence. I became a United States Army Nurse and later a private music teacher.My daughter went to the Eisteddfords in 2005 and won first in the instrumental category. She is a percussionist. I accompanied her on the piano on stage. It was another highlight of my life.Would love to hear from any of my classmates.Beverly Higgins Morton

By bill morgan on 2019-02-22 09:28:01

my dad ran the royal oak pup known as brass handels in the early 1960s. i believe he was the penultimate licensee before the building was demolished to make way for the precint. does anyone out there remember this pub and who may have frequented while my dad was manager?

By Sandra on 2019-02-06 09:50:32

What a great school I tried to find out when it was taken down I was doing some heritage and on the old street where we lived Ross street but not so lucky there.

By Martin on 2019-01-22 14:18:49

My Parents gave me pocket money to go on Saturday in the early sixties once a week it was 9 d pence in old money about 3pence in to days money happy memories

By Richard Williams on 2019-01-14 16:49:11

I went to Ordsall boys school 1961 to 1965 which had the playground on the Trafford Road side. This looks like the girls school round the corner.

By John WIndows on 2018-11-09 22:28:14

Law courts: Crown Sq. Manchester

By Gary Hulme on 2018-10-04 11:16:07

This is a photograph of St. Mary's (Crumpsall) Choir. The man, centre left is the Organist & Choirmaster, Mr. H. R. Middleton, F.R.C.O.

By Les Lazarus on 2018-08-08 13:33:57

Does anyone remember Albert park football club in the 1940's ? My brother was a good footballer and Grove house , his name is Sid Lazarus

By Sally Mott on 2018-08-06 14:07:41

I was a Saturday girl at Bata shoes

By Kenneth Barnes on 2018-07-22 18:17:36

Millions of memories langy rd 1959 on

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 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


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.