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Memories of Salford in the 1950s and 60s

David Matthews lived on Sedan Street, Salford 5, in the 1950s. This summer David brought in some amazing images of his family, friends and relations.  All of these streets and scenes are now gone, lost to demolition, however David wanted to share his prescious memories of that time. This includes the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, […]

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Memories of Ordsall’s Peacock Sculpture
Thurs. 21st Feb. 2019

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 […]

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Liverpool Street Gas Works Mural Launch
Friday 16th November 2018

  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 […]

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Cheetham Festival Closing Event, Sunday 30.9.18

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!  

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Salford Histories Festival 2018

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 […]

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Heritage Open Days, St. Clements Church, 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 […]

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Manchester Evening News features our exhibition

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 […]

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New exhibition opening in November

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 […]

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Great turnout for Local History Day

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, […]

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