Manchester Evening News
Update to the collection so far - at least 1970.
Adam cleary commented
Any memories of regent Rd, Salford in the 1970's. When I was small I remember walking there with my mum and gran to the shops, I can remember Asda, co-op, Waldmans that sold kids clothes, thats about it, it's the rd where there is now a Sainsburys, Dunns etc
Would love to see more from Manchester's satellite towns that are now greater manchester, especially Middleton
Rita Benson commented
does anyone have memories of growing up in Newton heath in the late fifties and sixties
Hi, I used to live there ( Bellot St) in 1965 for a short time. We lived next door to a Family called the Olivers who had a second hand shop in Lower Broughton. He owned this massive van that took ages to start!! We moved to Pendleton in 1966. I had Jewish friends on the opposite side of the street.
[I've just joined the forum. I was born in Cheetham in 1949 and lived in Irlam O' Th' Height and Clifton before we emigrated to Australia in 1955.]
My mother's family lived at 99 Bellott Street. It's mentioned as the home of one of the families in Maisie Rosco's book "Almonds and Raisins about Jewish immigrants settling in Manchester in the early 20th Century. I was very disappointed when I went back there in the 1990s and found those big Victorian houses had been demolished and replaced by very ugly townhouses.
Does anyone have any photos of the street from the old days?
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I moved to Cheadle Hulme in 1963, as a 6 year old. I lived on Lorna Road, behind and to the left of this view. I saw the building of the Precinct and what is now Sim Chem House (then Griffin House). My friends and I would play on the building site, and we played cricket in Oak Meadow. We would explore the derelict Kings Hall, just behind this viewpoint, now Wetherspoons. Next to this, and opposite Whittakers Fish Bar, was Ryder's, a sweet shop with chewing gum machines outside.
Further along from Snape's was Monkhouses, where Jilani News is now. Sportswear downstairs, schoolwear upstairs. Further along, just before Pimlott's, was Bransby's Chemist (who could process your photographs in less than a fortnight) and Nuttall's greengrocers, where I had a Saturday job.
Where Waitrose now stands, stood the shell of the British Legion building, a prefab I think, and a field where we would ride our bikes.
Down Warren Road, to the left of Snapes, was the fishmonger who gave the kids Terry's chocolates if we went to shop there. He later moved further up Station Road, opposite the Funeral Director.
That's all for now, more later perhaps!
Julie Aldcroft commented
I went to duke Street school in the 1950s I can remember the playground was on the roof as well as outside the classrooms, Mrs Moores taught me to knit and sew and Mr Beasley was my last teacher there I can remember Mr Jacks the headmaster who gave us spelling test on a Friday morning.The last day before leaving we put on a play I was Cinderella I took my hair out of pigtails and my mam gave me a good telling off when I got home and gave my hair a good looking through with the nit comb, I struggle to remember names but can recall a Carol Birchall and Peter Farnell the was also a girl called Miriam Abdulla who had a sweet shop on upper Jackson Street i was called Lynda Snaith We lived on Moulton Street next to Ward Street there was Swinns the Chemist and a brewery where we used to beg for bottle tops !!! I remember Bonsall Street where my nan lived my first love lived there called Barry Donelly, we went to the Pop pictures on a Saturday and queued up for ice lollies across the road. I have loads of very happy memories of my childhood in Hulme money was very short and pawnshops were well visited
trying to find info if anyone reads this on a tobaconist and sweetshop,on argyle street salford,1943 to 1950.it belonged to a anthony robinsons grandparents,trying to find a picture if any one has any on this,it was called norburys sweets and tobaconist.
.trying to find out what happened to it.would appreciate all historians help,it's for a retirement present and surprise.hope someone reads this,comeon you old salfordians.get you memory caps on and make a wish come true for anthonys retirement.
Keith Patience commented
The building on the left of the King Street view is the former branch of the Bank of England where I worked between 1966 and 1969. There were vaults beneath and a vehicle entrance to a "bullion yard" at the rear. Although the view was photographed in 1885 it looks remarkably the same as the Bank I knew in the 1960's.
26 Willbraham Road used to be the home of the Princess Christian College of Nursery Nursing where I spent a happy if hectic 18 months - in those days my surname was Smith. We used to be able to go out through the back gate into Platt Fields to hire a skiff. Now the College is being run somewhat differently but I wonder if any of my contemporaries read this page!
I was also hired in 1965 to drive the Ashton New Road, Dale Street to Kershaw Lane route and the Stevenson Square to Sunnyside Road route for Maynes buses.
I had my first job teaching in Droylsden and had obtained my PSV licence to drive a Leyland 1951 PD1 Double Decker from Matlock to Moscow. In order to keep my licence valid I needed to work for a company who would to sign to say I was employed by them.
I loved the variety of work offered by Maynes and the many different old buses and coaches I drove for Football, Morris Dancers, Scouts / Guides, Works, Churches, School, Private Hire, Blackpool, Chester etc. etc.
On 30th December 1966, I was driving the Kershaw Lane route when Maynes swapped it for full control of the 46 Sunnyside route and the Manchester Corporation trolley buses were withdrawn.
I remember driving the C reg AEC Regent 3 on its first day in service (a Sunday) and the old KNA pre selectors and Regent 2s with crash boxes and the lovely swb 7194 H reg ex Oxford Corporation Regent 3 with a synchro box and the Bristol VRs .
I continued to work part time for Maynes until I left Manchester in 1978. It was a very happy time and I only wish I had taken photos of the many rare vehicles I drove
Keith Eckersall commented
1966 I was hired by Manchester Corperation Buses as a trolley conductor. I was 18 1/2 years old, I worked the last 6 months of trolley life on Ashton New Road, working out of Stephenson Sq.
They were the best years of my working life, and I worked with a smashing bunch of men from all over the UK.
Piccadilly was a beautiful place, here was where many bus roads terminated. Our canteen was upstairs and a grand breakfast could be had with a steaming mug of tea for a few bob.
I left there in July 1980 and worked for the TTC Toronto Canada, but nowt was like the fun we had working the buses back home.
Very fond memories.
I was a student here between 1966 and 1969 and loved the place! Although it was an all-male Hall of Residence we organised events with other Halls from the University and Colleges. I was the social secretary for my Hall and got to meet some lovely people; although it is now more than forty years later I still remember very fondly Gill Bagshawe, Rosemary Smith, Lil Howie, Val Hugill, Gail Willson who were all nurses nearby!
I organised weekend trips to the Peak District and Lakes and sometimes hired entire youth hostels to accommodate our groups. Many of the residents of my Hall were from overseas and I recall some from Greece, Russia and Aden in particular. I spent three happy years studying and working plus a lot of partying too!
I lived for a while at 153 Upper Chorlton Road,with my wife Jean and children Stephen and Cheryl. I was attched to the 7th Manchester General Hospital RAMC at Kings Road. Happy Days. We have lived in New Zealand since 1970.
I worked for the London Provincial Tax Office in the mid 1960s dealing with the tax affairs of employees of some of the big London shops. I used to get off the train at Knott Mill and walk to the office. I went back about five years ago and found that I could no longer recognise the place and could not even begin to get my bearings!
The office was big and bustling. I remember Mr Topham who was an ex policeman and Gordon Collinge who went into the music industry some time later and I think is still active in the brass band world. I used to get my hair cut in the barbers in an adjacent street. I was too young to understand at the time but it was where I first heard customers being asked if they wanted "Something for the weekend?"
Put up or shut up BNA the nations best selling regional paper deserves more spaces on here poor form BNA
My mum and dad got married here in 1964, John Jackson and Joan Davenport, it was gorgeous inside. As a child I lived on Salford Brow and spent many happy days around the area :)