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RE-TRACING SALFORD   
Chapel Street Gallery, United Reform Church (near Salford Arms pub)
Sat 12th September 12-4pm

As Salford gets trashed by bulldozers, the long awaited re-opening of Lawrence Cassidy's top exhibition of street signs, family photos and maps happens for one day only next Saturday as part of Heritage Open Day…


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Lawrence Cassidy's exhibitions are statements in themselves about what many have called the `social cleansing' of Salford. While the bulldozers are still revving and before the dust of Salford's `regeneration' has settled, he's there taking photos, retrieving the street signs and putting them on display in a social art exhibition that couldn't be more quietly angry.

Over recent years – at the Cornerstone in Langworthy, at Salford Lads Club in Ordsall, and at Salford Museum and Art Gallery - he's blown up old family snaps and wrapped them around huge storage drums, a cardboard representation of the dumping of urban waste. He's displayed maps of recently gone streets and invited the community to put a sticker on their old house, and write down who lived there and what happened.  And he's been compiling and A-Z of lost streets on the internet.

"We're preserving the City's lost architectural and visual heritage which is rapidly being erased in the process of reconstructing the City" says Lawrence.

This one day only re-opening of the successful Re-Tracing Salford Exhibition, which closed earlier in this year, features photos hung from clothes shop hangers, a nod to the local demised textile industry. It's also got the online A-Z of lost streets, loads of old Salford family albums, while street signs line the floor and walls.

Again, the community is invited to bring along old photos, make a mark on old maps and record interviews with Salford LIDS group so the oral history of the City lives on.

Re-Tracing Salford is free, and is on for one day only, Saturday 12th September, 12-4pm at the tiny Chapel Street Gallery, in the foyer of the Chapel Street and Hope United Reform Church, set back off Chapel Street near the Salford Arms pub.

Don't miss!

David royle wrote
at 15:15:37 on 27 March 2015
Lawence, it's 2015 and I've just come across this...how interesting. I wes born in 1961 in Phionix street Pendleton salford.
 
Alan Roberts. wrote
at 05:51:29 on 11 November 2010
Lawrence, How do you get to all those interesting sites you keep telling me about, with all the photo's and stuff. Try as I may, I cant land on any of them. Look forward to hearing from you with full directions. Thanks Lawrence.
 
alan roberts wrote
at 17:11:23 on 26 October 2010
Hi there Andy, How are you mate ? glad to see you've been in touch with Lawrence, he told me you spoke to him and about the photo's you've got. To be honest with you I cant remember having pictures taken of us on the bikes, but then again it was a long time ago. Are any of the other lads in them as well? You know Andy there's a big gap between the time we were the best of friends till now! but whenever I get talking about the old days, your name always pops up in my stories. In fact it was only a couple of days ago I was talking to someone about George Rich and his crash, and to somebody else about Neil Davis and when he broke his leg over the back yard wall, apparently he lives somewhere in the Midlands now. I still ride a bike,its a Yamaha FZ6 Fazer,a bit faster and more reliable than the BSA.B31.350cc. Incidently if you go onto the 'WWW.friendsreunited' web site,then to 'Broughton Modern School' or to 'St.Clements Primary' check out the names of the people who were there when we were,or when Paulene was,and you'll find photo's of her,and of Norma.(Norma's on Carole Batty's page) Anyway Andy thanks for the info,let me know when you intend to meet up with Lawrence and I will catch up with you then. Incidently, he's got at least one picture of you and me together,in his exhibition of 'Old Salford'. Cheers for now.Alan.
 
ANDREW CULLEN wrote
at 05:12:52 on 30 September 2010
i would like to know how i can contact the people who have photos of PEIRCY St, SAL 7 the photo is 2 lads on a motorbike poss,TRIUMF TH,BIRD or a BSA GOLD STAR i am on the photo with my mate ALAN ROBERTS I AM NOW 71Yrs, of age i would also love to see the EXHIBITION pleas conntact me A ,CULLEN 24 GLENDALE Rd. WORSLEY M28 1AZ
 
gordon rycroft wrote
at 04:51:30 on 18 September 2009
i have only just heard of this exhibition and would have loved to have seen it.i totally agree with linda brogans comments
 
linda brogan wrote
at 04:36:07 on 13 September 2009
Sorry I missed it. Only got email today. This exhibition should be on at the Lowry, they have an exhibition space. Push for it. It is an important record. Don't lose it. In years to come it will be very valuable. Linda
 
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