Manchester Evening News
Update to the collection so far - at least 1970.
Naomi reese commented
Hi. My old firm, Harry S. Fairhuirst and Sons, were the architects who designed the YMCA in Peter Street. In the 1970's I took over responsiblity for the R & M of the building and this contiinued until my retirement.
Who remembers the bedrooms for single young men coming to the city to earn a living ( girls were not allowed through the doors at that time ), the relatively inexpensive food, the running track and swimming pool on the top floor which was the bain of my life.
Lived on Salford Brow for a few years then moved to Mazeppa Street. Had many happy hours playing on the hills..After Mazeppa Street was pulled down a lot of people were relocated to Whitefield, Hulme, and other places. Never was the same after we moved
Stephen Cavanagh commented
Hi i used to live hinckley st 1975 81 i remember ashburys i went to school of ressurection i want to know about gresham st school i think it was built on site where ashburys was along side bradford park barmouth st baths i only knew of gresham st school was when i watched film a taste of honey the shots of the park and barmouth st baths when they are playing rounders at start of film are brilliant charlsworth st in the back ground also excellent although when gresham st school were there the st was called gresham st need to find out more
I don't see any memories of Beswick, Manchester. We lived on Mill St., between the Bradford pub(I think this is still there) and the doctors office(I believe that it is also still there), but the houses in between have been pulled down. We moved from Mill St. to Collyhurst when they were pulling down all the houses in the area and on this part of Mill St. I remember Grey Mare Lane Market (the old one especially - was owned by Mike Don - he has passed away and I think his son takes care of the markets now). Does any one have any memories of this area in the mid 1960's to the 1970's? Did anyone go to Ashbury Primary school, or move from Beswick to Collyhurst? Any memories would be appreciated. All the best
I recall a warehouse on the left side of Shudehill going into town with a big gold sign on it with the name Holmes Terry. Apparently somebody from my family had some association with this company but we know nothing about it. Does anybody have any knowledge of Holmes Terry?
My family lived in the magistrates court between 1957 to 1964; my father was Frank Wood and he was the court keeper. My sister and I had a wonderful childhood there, there was lots of places to race around when the courts had closed. Many times Mr Green, the judge at the time, would find a teddy sat on his chair where me and my sister had been playing court cases. Our friends loved to come around and see the cells and docks in the courts. My cousins laugh at when they were asked where they had been in the holidays; they got strange looks when they said they been to strangeways! We lived there for 7 very happy years, we socialised with all the governers and families, we went to social events at the prison club, Oh yes, great times we all had!
Does anyone remember Mountfield Street, later called Milton Street? I lived at number 37 with my mam (Veronica), dad (Jim) and my sisters, Vera and Mary. We went to St Bridget's School. The three of us used to go and play in Phillips Park during the holidays, you could go anywhere in those days and feel safe. How times have changed! There were two picture houses near us, the Mosley and the New Royal on Ashton New Road. I remember as I lay in bed hearing the sound of cloggs on the pavement as the men went to do their shift at Bradford Pit. I also remember the "knocker up", you use to pay him some money and he would wake you up to go to work, he had a long stick with wire on the end (like a witches broom) and he used to bang on your upstairs window till you got up. We also went to Barmouth Street baths. Happy days...does anyone remember?
I first lived in Droylsden St and we moved to Lees St about 1955. My parents Bob & Gladys had the shop at No.108, I lived there with my brother Steve. The shop was across the road from the Red Reck, where we spent most of our time; it was there or the slag heaps at the back of Vanna St school. Also over the canal; we could go anywhere in those days without any fears. I used to play out with Peter Piggot, Eddie Higgins, Pete & Dave Smith and the Phithians family. I wonder if they, and a lot of others think about those days
Hi my name is Avalon Greenhalgh my grand father was Stanley Greenhalgh he was married to Ellen Shuttelworth they had a son geofrey william Greenhalgh born 2 oct 1919 bolton Lan he married nancy and lived in kenya he ldevorsed in the 60's and moved to south africa and married Anita ferreira i an one of theur children need help to locate family
Ian Austen commented
Clearly we need more coverage when you can you with clarity submit more years ?
Looking for the 1980s versions please ?
Stan leger commented
Updates are needed !!
Effie Oldham commented
Should be considered and given more of a look in !
I lived with my grandparents on Coniston Road, the Kenny family. This was the happiest times of my life! Care free. Everyone was your aunty or your uncle, and you felt safe.. The canal was the pull of every child in the area, happy times
Gina Baker commented
We lived on Chatsworth Road and used to walk to the Bridgewater, or on to the Mersey by the Bridge pub for a swim and to fish! Not that we ever caught anything in the Mersey. We used to also go to the Ship canel by the swing bridge at Eccles or for a dare we would go to the locks near the Red Lion (end of the 23 route) and then face the walk beyond to the Penny Ferry. At the locks, we would walk along towards the point where the Mersey joined the Canal, we would then throw stones at the ships going up stream to the docks, and if we were lucky, the sailors would throw oranges, lemons (or such fruit) at us. We would use the Penny Ferry and go to the Co-op margarine works to see if we could get some for our mums; we sometimes got butter. The Picturdrome (flea pit) or the Longford were our nights out and we would get someone to take one of us in, then just as the film started the one that got in would open one of the emergency exits so we could all get in. Mr MacAllister worked in the restaurant at the Longford and would always give us an ice lolly, knowing we had got in free.
Anyone remember Raws (chemists) or the Post Office on King Street?
I lived in Marple Grove from 1945 until 1965 - we used to go into the back fields and either play in the brook at the top near Park Road, or in the next field with a lot of pipes. There was a strong rope suspended from the railway bridge to swing on too. Cricket and rounders were played in the Grove -a convenient lamp-post was the wicket, or the trees, the bases for rounders. Mrs Steele lived at No. 5 and if the ball went in her garden you were out. Then you had to try and get the ball back without her hearing you. I also rememebr climbing to the top of the advertising hoardings in the field next to the station - got told of by a policeman.
MY FAMILY AN I LIVED ON DAVEYHULME ROAD STRETFORD I WAS BORN THERE AN LIVED WITH MY 5 BROTHERS AN 4 SISTERS WE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO BARLOWS NEWSAGENT AN SWEET HUT AN ACROSS THE ROAD WAS THE CHIPPY FOOD SHOP COBLERS AN THE POST OFFICE AND UNDER THE BRIDGE WA KELLOGGS FACTORY
AN NEXT TO MOUR HOUSE WAS THE FIELDS WITH A SMALL BROOK RUNNING THREW IT WE USED TO TRY AN CATCH FISH IN IT WAS ALL GT FUN AN ON A SAT NITE MY MATES AN I WENT TO THE CHIPPY AN HAVE FISH CHIPS AN PEAS THEY HAD A ROOM AT THE BACK IT WAS A NITE OUT PICTURES AN CHIPPY AFTERWARDS IT WAS GT FUN IN THOSE DAYS AN BACK OF KELLOGGS WAS A LARGE FIELD WHERE THEY STORED THE LARGE GAS PIPES AN WE USED TO PLAY HIDE AN SEEK IN THE PIPES AN I REMEMBER HAVING TO GO TO THR GAS WORKS TO GET SOME COKE FOR MY MUM AN DAD THOSE WERE THE DAYS NOT MUCH MONEY BUT HAD A GT TIME I ALSO REMEMBER LOTS CARS AN BUSES GLOING INTOI TRAFFORD PARK AN THE COWS WALKING TO TRAFFORD PARK SLAUGTER HOUSE MAKING A MESS ON THE RLOAD AN PAVEMENTS HA HA MY HOUSE WAS KNOCKED DOWN BECAUSE OF SUBSIDENCE IN THE 1970 SHAME ALL MEMORIES IN THAT HOUSE GROWING UP
Alistair Beaton commented
I went to school with Alan Hazelhurst, first to Moss Park and then to Gorse Hill. We lived at 7 Derbyshire Avenue, a house that was eventually condemned because of mining subsidence. I moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1969 and then to Rochester, New York in 1970. I am now retired and live on the coast of Maine. I have fond memories of the 'top shops' and playing in the passage behind the shops (the entry
My Name is Tony Hillier, I am the eldest son and Brian Hillier who perished in the "Bobs Ferry Disaster" at 18 years old was my brother. I moved away from Partington when I got married in 1966. On 7th April 1970 I phoned my mother's neighbour, to get one of the family so I could inform them of my 1st child, a daughter, Karen. My brother Brian came on the phone & I told him... this was the last conversation I had with Brian.
One week later Brian became a victim in the 'ferry disaster' which took five lives, Brian was one of them. I still think of him and to make it worse I was just getting to know him as a man. Brian also had a girlfriend at the time & sorry to say now, I wish we had stayed in touch, but it was a very bad time for our family especially my mother & father who never got over it. RIP Brian
I remember Didsbury well. I was a young Telephonist who transferred from the big Telephone Exchange in Chapel Street Salford to Didsbury to get Manual experience. I have such memories of how busy we were. In those days you could not call your next door neighbour the operator had to put you through. Of course we got to know a lot of the customers and knew that Mrs Smith went for morning tea at Mrs Jones every Tuesday and if there was a call for her we would often transfer it through to where she was. I also learnt to work a switchboard that I have only ever met one other person who worked one. people that could dial numbers would dial their DID 1234 but what the never knew was an operator was in between plugging in the call and giving them the ring tone or busy signal. What great days they were, Saturday afternoon was a highlight of the week as we all used to put in our order for sweets from the shop that was located close by and shared them around. what an assortment we ended up with. Another memory is of the Granada television studios and being given complementary tickets to watch the recording of Candid Camera...What lovely care free days they were. I left Manchester in 1964 and came to Australia in 1977 but my memories are as clear as yesterday.