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WHICH IS SALFORD’S FAVOURITE EVER SHOP?
 

Star date: 9th June 2018

SALFORDIANS GET TO CHOOSE FAVE SHOP FOR MAJOR INTERACTIVE MAP AND EXHIBITION

Salford people are being asked to choose their favourite ever shop to be preserved forever on a special interactive map and in an exhibition for 2019. The project, by Manchester Metropolitan University, covers all shops in Greater Manchester, big or small, still trading or long gone.

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Mo's shop Chapel Street Interactive shop map
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Readers of the Salford Star are always reminiscing about shops that lined Regent Road, Broughton Road and Whit Lane, back in the day, or the original Eccles Cake shop and Tony Wilson's dad's tobacco shop. 

In the present day, Mo's little convenience store on Chapel Street is battling on the front line of regeneration, while we particularly miss the cheap ink and computer store, Blue Inc and Marks and Sparks on the Precinct. Now, a project by Manchester Metropolitan University is looking for everyone's fave shop, ever.

Unfortunately titled 100 Manchester Shops but covering everywhere in Greater Manchester, the organisers are asking people to nominate shops, big or small, long gone or still open, to be preserved forever on an interactive map and possibly for an exhibition at Central Library in Manchester for spring 2019.

The bloke behind the top idea is Professor Jon Stobart, who came back to the area for the first time in many years when he took at a job at the University in 2015 and was struck by how much had changed. 

"I have a long-standing interest in retail history and these changes really stood out to me" he explains "Exploring some of these through a study of the shops and shopping streets of Greater Manchester seemed an obvious and interesting way to re-familiarise myself with the city and its various boroughs.

"Rather than writing my own history of Manchester shops, I felt it would be more revealing and fulfilling to ask the people of Greater Manchester to write their histories, which is what this project is all about" he adds.

Working alongside him is Michala Hulme, local historian and Lecturer in History at Manchester Metropolitan and in partnership with Manchester Archives.

"This is a collective piece of work to gather the shops that people feel are important – maybe to the development of Manchester, to a particular borough or community, or to them personally" says Michala "The shops might be large high street stores or corner shops; places that are still trading or that disappeared decades ago; famous landmarks or forgotten treasures. The key thing is that people see them as important in some way."

Shops already added to the map are the Corn Exchange, United Cattle Products Restaurant in Pall Mall and Pauldens (Debenhams) on the corner of Streford Road and Chatham Street – but none in Salford.

Just visit the 100 Manchester Shops website, nominate a shop and add some memories, info and photos –see www.100manchestershops.com/

Nominations are open from now until 30th September. Once complete, a panel at the University will decide the top ten favourite shops from across Greater Manchester to be placed in the exhibition.


Anita Wynn wrote
at 05:07:11 on 11 June 2018
Rose shop Walter street Salford c and a in Manchester want there as a child and took my daughter before it close it’s door Woolworths in Salford and the big one in Manchester be fore the fire part of Manchester what that day
 
alan davies wrote
at 14:29:24 on 10 June 2018
doris watsons pie shop on west park street in Ordsall is my favourite of all time..
 
fletcher wrote
at 14:27:25 on 10 June 2018
How many remember Currans, hardware and ironmonger, on Bolton Road, Pendlbury? You’d go in, and whatever you asked for, he would disappear into the back and a minute later return with exactly what you needed. He once sold me six nails; a bit different than B&Q where you have to buy a year's supply of things you’ll never need again.
 
Gail Chapman wrote
at 14:27:08 on 10 June 2018
Marks and Spencer on the precinct and the old salford market Plus the fruit and veg shop and the post office on Orient road just of Lancaster road in m6 area
 
Elaine speakman wrote
at 18:12:04 on 09 June 2018
Brynes sweetshop and tobacconist on Great Clowes Street. Sold loose chocolate buttons/smarties in 2oz paper bags and also single Woodbines if your dad was broke.
 
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