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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
 

Vernon welch wrote
at 1:40:08 PM on Friday, October 13, 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 12:30:22 AM on Monday, October 9, 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 7:09:24 AM on Monday, April 17, 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 3:49:17 PM on Tuesday, May 24, 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 12:51:01 AM on Friday, November 6, 2015
I lived on newriver st
 
Alan Roberts wrote
at 12:44:20 AM on Thursday, October 22, 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 4:52:07 PM on Monday, March 17, 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 10:40:27 AM on Monday, March 25, 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 6:05:17 AM on Monday, December 10, 2012
Pat Rivington wrote Olga, is that you?
 
Pat Rivington wrote
at 3:43:47 AM on Monday, December 10, 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 5:17:26 AM on Thursday, January 5, 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 11:35:50 PM on Sunday, November 28, 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 11:35:39 PM on Sunday, November 28, 2010
The other boys from left to right are:- Freddy Rawding. James Campbell and Peter Cross
 
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