We really enjoyed the two history events we attended today, where we exhibited our interactive maps and distributed our project books. Firstly, Salford Histories Festival, which was held at The Methodist Church, Walkden. There were stalls promoting many great projects, including The Irwell Valley Mining Project and the Salford Victoria Theatre Trust. It’s always really […]
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 […]
Closing Ceremony at the Ukraine Centre We had a lovely day talking to the audience at the final event of the incredible Cheetham Cultural Festival. Congrats to all those involved in creating exciting events year after year in the name of community cohesion and pride. The closing event is always spectacular, and with so much […]
If you have enjoyed looking at the images in our collection, why not join us for a heritage walk, starting near Cheetham Hill Road? We will be exploring lost buildings and places in the Cheetham and Red Bank areas, inspired by remembered places, led by a local history expert. The walk will take place on […]
The event was part of The Cheetham Cultural Festival and involved diverse communities in Cheetham Hill showcasing their music, food, dance and traditional costumes. A sample of images from the photographic archive were shown to visitors, who enthusiastically shared their stories in response to the images and their life stories.
Lawrence Cassidy will present selected photographs from our current archiving project relating to Salford and Cheetham Hill in the 1950s and 60s, which was recently exhibited at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. He will also present some examples of his work as part of the Retracing Salford project, highlighting lost streets and urban communities in […]
As part of the Cheetham Festival, we’ll be guiding a Shop Heritage Trail looking at the sites of the former shops in our collection. For keen photographers, we’ll be trying to find the spot the original was taken from and getting the best fit with today’s street scene. Join the Project Team outside the British […]
We’ve been chatting to visitors to the Exhibition about the photographs and their memories of them. Many families have visited, interested in seeing the schools, shops and industrial photographs. We’ve heard some fascinating stories and got lots of information to add to the photographic records so we can identify people and places in the collection. […]