Ordsall Community Arts is running a project to restore the ‘Ordsall Peacock’, a beautiful bronze sculpture made for Ordsall Secondary Modern school, Salford, in 1961. It was made by Gertrude Hermes, O.B.E., and we featured archive images of her work in the exhibition, featured in the photographs below. Once restored the Peacock will be permanently […]
We will be joining the festival party later today at the brilliant Ukraine Centre from 4pm to celebrate the ever enjoyable Cheetham Cultural Festival weekend. We will be distributing our Salford and Cheetham In Focus photographic booklet for free, so come along and get our copy. Look forward to seeing you there!
We will be at Hope Chapel this weekend on Saturday 22nd September 2018, from 10am to 4pm, for Salford Histories Festival. We will be exhibiting street maps, books and photographs. We will also be talking about a special Ordsall history project, exploring memories of the Peacock sculpture which was located at the front of Ordsall […]
We will be at St. Clements Church for the Heritage Open Day weekend (13th-16th September) talking to people about the social history of the area and also memories of the ‘Ordsall Peacock’, a bronze statue formerly located in the grounds of Ordsall High School in the 1950s. We are also currently celebrating the 25th anniversary […]
To mark the final day of our exhibition at People’s History Museum in Manchester in February 2018, there was a presentation talk by local historian Eddie Weinstein about life in Cheetham Hill in the 1950s and 60s. A packed room heard Eddie talk about his family living and working in the Cheetham Hill Road […]
There was a great turnout for the presentation talk at our exhibition at People’s History Museum on 13th January 2018. Visitors came from as far afield as London and Oxford to hear project co-ordinators Lawrence Cassidy and Gail Skelly discuss finding, conserving and digitising the photographic archive for future generations. The process of cleaning […]
The Exhibition will run until the 4th February 2018. It is open Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th November (morning). It will be closed from Wednesday 29th November afternoon, re-opening on Monday morning 4th December, therefore it will be closed over the weekend. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The latest showcase exhibition for the Salford and Cheetham Hill In Focus project opens at People’s History Museum in Manchester on Saturday 25th November 2017. There will be a range of images covering different sections of the collection, such as shops, dance halls, street scenes, products, sports and leisure and portraits. There will also be […]
Lots of local residents came along to the latest Salford Local History Day at Langworthy Cornerstone Community Centre on 30th September. There was plenty of interest in the Salford and Cheetham Hill in Focus display stand, which featured images from the collection and copies of our book. Some visitors also had memories of their own, […]