Manchester Evening News
Update to the collection so far - at least 1970.
Attach later dates need info on the ira bombings in the city
Detail the 70s editions
Bob Weston commented
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Lisa Fisher commented
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Add to the records please
I worked at Co-op Trafalgar St. I learnt how to make a coat /suit from a bundle my teacher were Miss Wharton. We did 12 month learning then on to piece work to earn your own money. My learning wage were £3/43p 7 30 am to 5 30 pm
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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.