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.