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Star date: 10th September 2010 

SALFORD STREETS MUSEUM

Over 1500 streets have been demolished in Salford over the last fifty years and the communities dispersed.  Now a new museum dedicated to the city's lost streets has opened online to preserve memories through family snapshots, films, objects and oral histories.

The Salford Streets Museum is a result of loads of work done in the community by the ReTracing Salford team and their latest exhibition happens this Saturday 11th September as part of Heritage Open Day at the Chapel Street and Hope United Reform Church.

More details here


LOST STREETS MUSEUM
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A-Z of Lost Streets

The online Salford Streets Museum has been directly inspired by the District Six Museum in Cape Town. This South African museum is dedicated to people chucked out of their houses by the apartheid system to make way for new housing and office complexes as the city expanded. One of those in charge of the expulsions was told to throw all the old street signs into the river but instead he kept them and kept the memories of that community alive.

Similarly, in Salford, the ReTracing team have been collecting street signs from the city's demolished streets and asking those who lived in them to help preserve memories by donating family snapshots, old films, objects and their oral memories of where they used to live. Now many of those photos and memories are filed online in an A-Z of Lost Streets. You just click on a street name and see who pops up. There's also a growing sound archive on there. Everyone is invited to add to it and there's contacts on the site.

ReTracing Salford has really reached out to the community and has had info gathering days everywhere from Ordsall to Langworthy, together with exhibitions at Salford Museum and Art Gallery plus in lots of unusual venues like the Cornerstone and Salford Lads Club.

The team's latest exhibition is in Chapel Street this Saturday at the Hope United Reform Church just near the old Salford Arms pub. It runs 12-4pm, is a repeat of last year's popular Heritage Open day exhibition, and everyone is invited to have a look around, bring stuff in or just have a chat about Salford's lost streets.

Meanwhile, the Streets Museum is open 24hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.streetsmuseum.co.uk

See here for a review of the Chapel Street Exhibition
 

Malcolm Povah wrote
at 14:36:54 on 10 September 2018
With regards to Pat Rivington's comments on 10/12/12. I'm sure I know you Pat. I've only just come across your message on this 'Salford Lost Streets' site. My way home from St. Ambrose's School would have been the same as yours - out of the school into Blodwell St., then Brown St. and eventually into Langworthy Rd. We then crossed Eccles New Rd. into South Langworthy Rd. and then turned right up the ginnel, which used to be the 'hidden' gardens, a shortcut which lead up into New River St! I would then continue on up into Darwen St. as I lived in Povah's 'Off-Licence', right at the bottom of that street, on the corner with Kirkham St!! Played guitar with 'Phil' in his shop (top of Kirkham St and Eccles New Rd.). Worked on his House in 1960 when I was an apprentice to Eddie Hall, based in Derby Rd. I'm the son of 'Albert Pover' the well known Pendleton boxer from the 1920's/30's. The Off-Licence passed from my parents to his brother 'Sam'. He held the tenancy for a further ten years. People came from all over Weaste to saviour the good 'draft' Threlfalls Ale's that were on offer!!

Worsfold wrote
at 13:55:56 on 04 May 2018
Do anyone know a Matthews family that come from st Andrew street in the 1930 my farther was one of them he name was Harry he mother was Ada and father was Thomas or William l l know he had brothers and sisters Ada Thomas Alimer samon Lesley Margaret and more if any known any thing about them please email me thanks. PS l do know one of he sister Married Bob Newton and had two son

David Green wrote
at 06:26:04 on 22 March 2018
Anyone know of a John Henry Green lived in Trafford Street in the 1950'-60's Son was Leslie Green Born 1927..... Any info greatly appreciated....

Stephen BELL wrote
at 06:56:30 on 16 February 2018
Hi Colin long time no see how you doing hope you read this get back my phone number is 07597557053 or I'm on facebook

Vernon welch wrote
at 19:40:08 on 13 October 2017
I lived in a Hope Street, Pendleton, Salford 6. Went to the Clock School, Broughton Road. Would love to hear from any one from that era. I also attended St Thomas's. My Late Grandad worked the Manchester Ship Canal on the tugs. Left Salford at 13 years old as dad got a job down South!

jean weaver wrote
at 06:30:22 on 09 October 2017
I LIVED AT 30 PERCY ST....ALBERT WEAVERS DAUGHTER....I MISS IT SOO MUCH...I WOULD GO BACK TO THOES TIMES IN A HEART BEAT.....ANYBODY FROM PERCY ST. OR NEAR BY P.L.E.A.S.E GET IN TOUCH !! XXXXXXXXX

Colin John Chew wrote
at 13:09:24 on 17 April 2017
We lived at number 18 Percy Street very happily until we found out the street was due for compulsory purchase, so my parents and I moved out around 1964. Many good memories of Salford 7 and my good friend the late Mr Cyril Mintz .

margaret rawdingHi Alan wrote
at 21:49:17 on 24 May 2016
Hi Alan any chance I could get a better copy o photo with Fred, he passed away nine years ago x

barry cleary wrote
at 06:51:01 on 06 November 2015
I lived on newriver st

Alan Roberts wrote
at 06:44:20 on 22 October 2015
Carole, Very sorry!! two years to respond, a bit remiss, but not intentional, honestly... Hope you are keeping well, would love to hear from you. Very best regards, Alan.

Beverley valentine wrote
at 21:52:07 on 17 March 2014
Please do you have any information on lune street Salford 5 became a cop order in 1977. Pictures ect. Thank you

Carole Day (nee Johnson) wrote
at 15:40:27 on 25 March 2013
Could Alan Roberts please get in touch he will certainly know me we go back many years. I am the cousin of Norma Pugh who lived next door to him in Percy St. Love to speak, Carole

Joyce wrote
at 12:05:17 on 10 December 2012
Pat Rivington wrote Olga, is that you?

Pat Rivington wrote
at 09:43:47 on 10 December 2012
I lived in New River Street, off Eccles New Road, and would love to hear from anyone with memories of this area. Sam's Corners Shop, and Phil's Junk Shop on Eccles New Road. Also St Ambrose School, and in particular Mr. Lindley, who has inspired me throughout my life with his poetry and standards. I live in Dorset now, but made a recent trip to Salford and was delighted to see how many incredible buildings have been renovated and are part of the new city. Thank you for this web site...

Pam Yates wrote
at 11:17:26 on 05 January 2012
Thanks for the memories and all your work. Is there any way we can we add streets that have been demolished? I would love any news of old neighbours from Conway Street Higher Broughton. Also friends from Harriet St, Leyburn St, Star St, Fenny St, and Keneth St and St James Youth Club.

Alan John Roberts wrote
at 05:35:50 on 29 November 2010
The dog I'm holding is called Rover, he belonged to the 'Stewarts' who ran the corner shop, but he went everywhere with me. Alan Roberts. 47, Piercy st; Lwr;Broughton, Sal 7

Alan John Roberts. wrote
at 05:35:39 on 29 November 2010
The other boys from left to right are:- Freddy Rawding. James Campbell and Peter Cross

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