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KERSAL MOOR CELEBRATION
 

May Day Fun In Salford!

Kersal Moor is of major international significance and at last it's being celebrated on Monday May 4th 1-4pm with bands, stalls, parades and fancy dress…


Kersal Moor, on Moor Lane, Salford, has a history going back thousands of years – from stone age man to racecourse, to hosting the one of the biggest Chartist rallies in the land. This is where democracy was born (see feature in Salford Star 5) and it's now being celebrated with its own special day, funded by East Salford Community Committee.

The fun begins at 1pm with stalls including face painting, crafts, cakes and maybe some Salford Star t-shirts on sale.  There's also a circus skills workshop.  At 1.45pm there's a band parade, with the official opening at 2pm (are the Council unveiling the Blue Plaque they promised two years ago???).  At 2:45pm a fancy dress parade begins (so get your Engels outfits out). There's more bands playing at 3.15pm.

The whole day is themed around the history of Kersal Moor with lots of info on the famous site that's now a local nature reserve and home to Salford City FC.

Also on sale during the day will be Alice Searle's brand new book A Celebration of Kersal Moor (£3) which traces the history of the Moor and the area around it…the old school, the convent, the Neolithic families, the Romans, the racecourse, the poet John Byron and, of course, those ace Chartists. If you can't make it on the day let us know if you want a copy and we'll put you in touch with Alice. The book's top and well worth having if you live anywhere near Kersal or have an interest in Salford's history. 

 

 


 

Alice wrote
at 3:07:33 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015
Hello John, I will be pleased to send you two copies of my little book.' A Celebration of Kersal Moor. Just email me address via the Star?You're lucky because there are just 5 left. The second book, 'More Moor Tales' has sold out. It is very satisfying to me to know that people are interested in their local history. Salford actually has a great history which we should learn about and learn from. I was a bit disappointed that the recent BBC documentary of the Salford Football Club failed to mention that this ground was once a famous rugby football ground which was used for the 'all England' trials. These events were attended by thousands. This week's cup final for the 'new' football team was not the first time Kersal has seen thousands. When the Chartists met in the Moor in 1838 over 30,000 people gathered for the rally to get the vote. No car parking problems then! I see this as a modern problem. Fame and modern technology can have its drawbacks!
 
John Lovell wrote
at 5:34:29 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2015
I would like two copies of Alice's book, while resident in Spain, I was brought up there, went to the old school on the moor, lived on Neville road and then Vine St and Parents are both buried at St Paul's Thanks John Lovell
 
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