HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD MEMORIAL FOR BLITZ VICTIMS
 

Star date: 17th December 2011

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SALFORD BLITZ VICTIMS

Blitz Memorial Garden, Agecroft Cemetery
Sunday 18th December 11am
Peel Green Cemetery (near Crematorium)
Sunday 18th December 12noon

During the Second World War, on the nights of 22nd and 23rd December 1940, German bombers blitzed Salford killing hundreds, and injuring thousands of people. 

Tomorrow, Sunday 18th December, two memorial events are being held at Agecroft and Peel Green cemeteries by The Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust to mark the anniversary of the atrocity.

Full details here…


Salford Blitz Victims Remembered Salford Blitz Victims Remembered Salford Blitz Victims Remembered
Salford Blitz Victims Remembered
click image to enlarge

Over two horrific nights in Salford in 1940, German bombers blitzed the city killing hundreds and injuring thousands of local people.

On the night of 22nd/23rd December, 270 German aircraft dropped 272 tons of high explosives and 1,032 incendiary bombs on Salford, and the following night 171 aircraft dropped another 195 tons of high explosives and 893 incendiary bombs. In all an estimated 684 people were killed and 2,364 injured.

The Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust is commemorating the shocking events of those nights. At Peel Green Cemetery a memorial will be held at the graveside of the Green family, who lost three children during the raids - Elizabeth aged 16, Bernard aged 12 and Bernadette aged 6.

At Agecroft Cemetery's Blitz memorial garden a plaque will be unveiled to commemorate two twins born prematurely during the bombing raid who died five hours later. Their bodies were buried in the memorial garden, but their names were not on the plaque.

Salford and Manchester suffered terribly from bombing raids during the Second World War and these commemoration events show that no-one will ever forget the bravery of our people.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SALFORD BLITZ VICTIMS

Blitz Memorial Garden, Agecroft Cemetery
Sunday 18th December 11am
Peel Green Cemetery (near Crematorium)
Sunday 18th December 12noon

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Giraffe
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD STAR SAVED AS £3,000 RAISED BY THE COMMUNITY
What a wonderful result which shows how much the Star is respected and how much the community wants it to continue. I was overcome... [more]
article: BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING IS ONLY WAY TO SAVE SALFORD MANSION STATES DEVELOPER
Had we had clowncillors with intelligence and integrity , the mansion would have been maintained as it should have been . Salford... [more]
article: BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING IS ONLY WAY TO SAVE SALFORD MANSION STATES DEVELOPER
As usual, Ray's comment against capitalism does little to answer my point about the £4million.As is unusual ,Mary's point does not... [more]
article: SALFORD PANTO ON THE PARK IN LOWER BROUGHTON
See Nadine's comment below - we think it's only pay on the day!!!... [more]
article: SALFORD PANTO ON THE PARK IN LOWER BROUGHTON
Hi is it ok to pay on the day ? ... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

THE MOODS PLAY MUSIC FROM THE NORTH AT BAND ON THE WALL

Star date: 12th December 2018

DON'T MISS THE MOODS AND CO THIS SATURDAY!

Music from the North
The Moods, Pleasures, Glove, Falling Ghosts and DJ Stephen Doyle
Saturday 15th December from 7pm
Band On The Wall £10

This Saturday, there's another brilliant Music from the North gig at Band On The Wall hosted by A1M Records, with Salford Star Best Band Award winners, The Moods and a full line-up of upcoming talent. Ian Leslie catches up with Paul Travis of A1M Records to get the gen.

Full details here...

SALFORD PANTO ON THE PARK IN LOWER BROUGHTON

Star date: 11th December 2018

SALFORD CINDERELLA PLUS DANCE TROUPES AND STALLS

Panto On The Park
Sunday 16th December 12noon-3pm
Green Grosvenor Park, Lower Broughton (suggested donation £1-£2)

This Sunday, 16th December, Up Ere Theatre Group will be performing their own version of Salford's Cinderella in a heated marquee at Green Grosvenor Park in Lower Broughton. There'll also be performances from dance troupes Salford Aces, Urban Angels and JD Dance, plus lots of stalls, face painting and more.

Full details here...

SALFORD STAR SAVED AS £3,000 RAISED BY THE COMMUNITY

Star date: 10th December 2018

NIGEL PIVARO CONCLUDES SALFORD STAR FUNDRAISING WITH SALFORD PRECINCT AUCTION

After two auctions, two exhibitions and a pop-up shop over just ten days, the immediate future of the Salford Star has been saved, with around £3,000 raised by the community.

At Salford Shopping Centre yesterday, over £1,000 was raised as actor and long time Salford Star contributor, Nigel Pivaro conducted an auction of Salford relics and memorabilia... "This isn't just about raising money for the Salford Star" said Nigel "It's also symbolic in terms of raising awareness of what we've done over the years...shining the torch where councils, developers and companies don't like it shone..."

Full details here...

ECCLES COMIC TONY KINSELLA DOES THE UNDERTONES

Star date: 9th December 2018

THE UNDERTONES GET OVERKILL

Tony Kinsella - More Jokes about Girls and Chocolate
Sunday 9th December
Bolton Socialist Club

Eccles comic Tony Kinsella debuts a show dedicated to The Undertones at the Bolton Socialist Club tonight. Ian Leslie checks out the laughs...

Full details here...

SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, EVENTS AND AUCTION AND WITH NIGEL PIVARO

Star date: 8th December 2018

PICK UP BARGAINS, RELICS AND MORE IN SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION FINAL DAY AT SALFORD PRECINCT

Salford Star Exhibition, Auction and Event
With Nigel Pivaro, Simon Williams, Chris Flynn and Sandra Bouguerch
Sunday 9th December 10am - 4pm (events from 1:30pm/auction around 3pm)
Salford Shopping Centre (next to Lloyds Bank)

Tomorrow sees the final day of the Salford Star pop-up shop and exhibition, with an auction hosted by Nigel Pivaro of weird and wonderful Salford relics and bargain Christmas presents; plus street poetry from the spirit of Salford himself, Simon Williams, songs by the ace Chris Flynn and a Party On performance piece for all the family by artist Sandra Bouguerch.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx