Manchester Evening News
Update to the collection so far - at least 1970.
Looking for assistance tracing an elusive aunt.
Namely Sarah Snape
Probably born Between 1897-1921
Parents John Snape Jane Snape (Nee Willcock)
I am led to believe Sarah was married at least twice .The last marriage taking place at Bury St Edmonds 25-4-1967 (Easter Saturday).Not knowing her first married name makes it difficult.
Nig Wood commented
Hi before all you Mancunians Jump on me I know that Manchester and Salford are two places, but there is a reason for my heading :-)
I have been googling all the afternoon to find the names of any newspapers being published in the Manchester and or Salford area in 1973. but without successs.
Cany anyone help with some titles and the possible location of filmed copies which are available for reading.
My putative grandfather Peter McKie was brought up before the Salford or Manchester Quarter Sessions on 14 April 1973 charged with theft and receiving. I am hoping to find a record of the case in the hope that it mentions his birthplace. My grandfather appears on all the censuses from 1955 to 1971 and each time said his place of birth was Scotland !
This is why I need some other source for a birthplace- I have two possible candidates on the OPRs but hope to eliminate one of them at some stage.
Ron Bent commented
Doing my family tree my great grandfather was William Hart married to Catherine Hart. Had twin sons born 1949 Joseph and William and a son James Hart born 1954. They lived at Skillingthorpe street in Weaste. Any information would be very helpful
I am looking for a cousin of mine. The lady has no idea she is a cousin. Her Dad Ernest Hewitt was my Uncle.
The lady was born in Salfron Waldan near the ROF base.
Her mum went there in 1967 about and left Weaste. I believe she came back to Salford
OK, I was a student in the 80s in Manchester and ended up living in Hulme.. low rent (no rent as it turned out, nobody cared, nobody came). My first Hulme experience was, to me at the time, like the Bridge scene in 'Apocalypse Now'. There were a few of us living in digs in Old Trafford. After herbalising a few one evening , we headed off to meet up with a mate. At 'The Eagle' ffs. I used to get well paranoid on herbs if they were heavy numbers and these were heavy that evening. None of us had ever been into Hulme and we were all stoned and basically soft punk students in leather jackets. We got a bus from Old Trafford that used to go through the Crescents and wandered about in this Stalinist Orwellian nightmare of a place, on a dark freezing winters night, increasingly paranoid of the shadows. It was quite intimidating on first experience, particularly at night. Anyway, we found the Eagle (like a large Dulux tin made into a pub if I recall) and staggered in. It only got worse.By this time we were completely trashed. The people in the Pub were like inmates from an insane asylum. I'd love to be able to re-live that night. First of all, the mad irish pool playing dwarf ex- boxer who kept coming up to me whilst I was trying to vanish into the wall. Smacking his fist into his palm and shouting 'FAIR PLAY, FOUL PLAY' at me whilst staring at me with mad red chicken eyes. What was all that about? The unbelievable heavy metal rasta guy tripping off his head, dancing in the middle of the pub to a tune in his own head with a chair and the arse completely ripped out of his jeans. I was glad to get out and onto a bus. It must have had an effect cos I moved into Epping Walk within a year. Never went back to the Eagle though, I reckon I had some post Traumatic herbal disorder that evening. Anyway, 226 Epping Walk: Neighbours included the mad but nice woman with the cats and Dave Smith, Alison, Trevor and Heather. Do forgive me Dave and Heather. A shop downstairs for the tabs and beers kept shopping travels to a minimum. An occasional wander down to the Reno or the Church (or Daves) to purchase some herbs on occasion. Weekly Shopping in Moss Side Center with the highly surreal Zulu guy in full dress wandering around. Trying to live on 24 quid a week. It wasn't quite as bad as people think It was dead handy for town and the windows were brilliant.. they opened two ways (top and side hung) so you could open up the whole wall in summer. You could rig the meter with a bit of film and enjoy inexpensive heating. There was some real interesting people living around the place. There were some top pubs and clubs and Rusholme curries within cycling distance. Getting laid with some gorgeous women there. Shame I was too young to realise.. Having a beer in the Chequered Flag one evening and realising the mugger who had tried to do me on the stairs (I threw him down one flight) was in there with a sore head. It was that kind of place... Drinking in The Sally (Salutation) with John Dillon as Landlord. Playing pool in the Sally. Playing pool in the Chequered Flag (interesting pub that one.. I remember one guy at the bar one night with a scrappy bloody bandage round his head.. he had just had half his ear bitten off but had come back in to finish his beer )Getting burgled all the fekkin time, even when there was nothing left to nick.The crime was a real problem there and the cops didn't give a fig. It was on it's way to outlaw land when I was there. I can only imagine all the villains moved out when it got real bad. Being flat broke two days before the dole came. No food apart from 1 bag of rice. Can't believe I lived like that now. Freezing in winter, Leaking curtain wall panels Swaying in the wind, Hoover with three feet of flex. Kinda hampered cleaning.Anyway, one day in 86 me Da turns up and gives me a bollocking for wasting my life. So I packed up and left. I have since worked in Kent, London, The Caribbean and Saudi (my current place), but nowhere on earth has remotely been anything like the experience that Hulme was in the 80s
Maggie F commented
Can we see some advances made please
Add the late 1980s when Madchester music took the world by storm!!
Pam Beattie commented
Like to identify more 1980s articles please
This needs updating interesting about the bombings in the 90s
Still not being considered??
Come on guys a top paper
Add lots more dates
Add the 1970s asap
Looking for the 1980s
Willy T commented
Add more memorabilia
Add more bundles of dates
M lyall commented
Catch up with more of the records
Elaine roger commented
Refer to more of the library
A ton of votes
Very little to reward us though !!