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 unveiled a community history mural at the gas works at West Egerton Street and Liverpool Street, Salford. A number of local people contributed memories and photographs showing the districts surrounding the gas works. The photographs detail important areas including Regent Road, Liverpool Street, the railways tunnels, the docks and Trafford Park. Memories of […]
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.
Our showcase exhibition at People’s History Museum has been featured in an article in the Manchester Evening News. The article concentrates on some newly discovered images from the Manchester Ice Palace in Cheetham Hill. They show skaters at the venue on Derby Street, which was once one of the finest ice skating rinks in the […]