A proper Salford day is promised with Sunday's Salford Local History and Family Fun Day. As well as free vintage bus trips, workshops and crafts for kids, there will also be a chance to look deep into the city's history, heritage and current state.
The ReTracing Salford project is going to be there with old street signs, maps and photos; Friends of Kersal Moor hopefully will be showing photos of the Moor deer, and the latest news can be got from the Ordsall Hall revamp via its stall.
Other fab stalls will include Local History Societies from Swinton and Pendlebury, Eccles, Irlam and Cadishead, the North West Labour History Group and the Working Class Movement Library. There's also the Friends of Salford Cemeteries stall which sounds well worth a visit, while the Salford City Council regeneration and conservation team stall will be even more interesting we're sure.
There's book sellers, map sellers, food and drink, all accompanied by period music from Peter Bull. Sounds like a top day.
Salford Local History and Family Fun Day
Sunday 19th September 2010
11am-4pm Free entry
Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
For more info phone 0161 778 0800
* The vintage bus rides go from Salford Museum and Art Gallery to the Transport Museum in Cheetham Hill. Tickets are free but the rides are very popular so it's best to get tickets from reception as soon as possible on the day.