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The photographs in the Salford and Cheetham Hill catalogue range in subject matter.

You can search through the Image Categories section, or you can also search for anything by typing a word or a phrase in. If your search gets no results, try widening your search, so instead of typing in, for e.g. your school name, just type school, to see all the photographs of the schools. Have a look at our list of places below to see how we’ve described the photographs to help you find what you’re looking for.

We would like to build up information about the photographs, so if you recognise anything without a description, or you see something incorrectly described, please get in touch. You can either add a comment on the memory book linked on all the records, or you can get in touch with the project team by emailing or phoning 0161 848 8779.

Searching by dates

We have dated the photographs where we have information so you can search for a year, eg 1956. However we don’t know exactly when lots of the photographs were taken so we have recorded them as undated. If you recognise any of the photographs and know when they were taken please get in touch.

Full list of places in the catalogue

Buildings and Landscapes
Ash’s prefab building
Café Royal
Chaim Weizmann Youth centre
Cooling Towers, Agecroft
Dorrington Sheetings
Emanual Raffles House
Fruhman’s dining area
Lancastrian dining area
Marshall Place
Midland Bank, Progress Buildings, Cheetham Hill Road
Rebecca Black House
Rosenthal Buildings
Valley House Hotel dining area

Cars and Transport
E K Cole Electronic Turner Auto Repairs
My Whippys depot
William Poulton & Sons Ltd

Cheetham Schools
King Davids High School
Cassell Fox Primary School
Manchester Jewish Grammar School
St. Lukes School

Churches and Whit Walks
St. Aloysius Church, Ardwick
St. Anns Church, Crumpsall
St Mark’s Church, Cheetham
St. Thomas’ Church
Trinity Church, Cheetham Hill Road
Whit Walks

ABC Premier, Cheetham Hill Road
Odeon Cinema, Cheetham Hill Road

Community Groups
Chain Bar Player Theatre

Jewish Hospital
Manchester Northern Hospital

Bata shoes, Cheetham Hill Road
Boots Chemist, Manchester
Brooks Bakery Mother Pride dispenser
Dairylee and cheese counter display
Easy Holiday shop promotion
Halliwell Lane shop fronts
Home Supplies, Cheetham Hill Road
Jacobs Cream Crackers promotion
J. Greeneps Tobacco and sweets, Cheetham Hill Road
J Grant Insurance
Luxol shop front
Maurice Herman Distr., Waterloo Road
Ovaltine shop promotion
Pauldens of York
P. Lee Grocers
Pearl Assurance
Polycell shop promotion
Quality corner shop, Cheetham Hill Road
Rentaset TV Shop
S Segal Jewellers
Shakespeare Market Butchers
Vim Promotion window
Waterloo Road street corner
W & E Turners Footwear
Webster and Peacock
Wise’s Hairdresser, Waterloo Road
WM Estall & Sons Grocers
Woolworths, Cheetham Hill Road
Woolworths, Prestwich

Salford Sports
Salford Sports Day, 1950

Salford Schools
Broughton Modern Secondary School
Broughton Secondary Modern Girls School
Clarendon Boys School
Clarendon School
Clarendon Secondary Modern School
Cromwell Girls School
Cromwell Secondary Modern School
Fernhill School
Hope Hall Secondary Modern
New Salford Grammar School
Ordsall High
Ordsall Secondary School
Salford Girls High School
Salford Girls School, Ordsall
Salford Technical School
St. Alberts Catholic School
St. Lawrence’ School

Work and Industry
BBC maintenance equipment
Bookbinders Bakery
Crusader Insurance
E K Cole Electronics
Ghillies Rainwear
Holme Moss Science Centre
Occasional Furniture Co.