HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
RETRACING SALFORD EXHIBITION AT CORNERSTONE
 

Star date: 24th January 2011 

MAPPING SALFORD'S DISAPPEARED STREETS

ReTracing Salford
Launches Sat 29th Jan runs until April
Langworthy Cornerstone, Liverpool St

The superb ReTracing Salford project launches another exhibition at the Cornerstone in Langworthy this Saturday when the team will be there with maps, photos and street signs from Salford's demolished terraced streets.

Everyone's invited to bring in old family snaps that will be scanned and added to the growing archive of Salford's Lost Streets. The launch is part of The Cornerstone's free family FunKey Day.

More details and photos here…


RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE
RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE
RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE RETRACING SALFORD AT THE CORNERSTONE
click image to enlarge

RETRACING SALFORD

Old Salford street maps, signs from the city's disappeared streets and loads of old photos from local families lining the walls. The Retracing Salford project is back at The Cornerstone until April 14th and launches this Saturday 11am-4pm with the whole team there to answer questions, display their archives and scan old family snaps that anyone can bring to add to the growing collection.

Included in the display are black and white and early colour photos from the Ainsworth family, originally from Hanky Park and Nansen Street; fifties photos from the Rigby family who lived in Lindsay Street, off Regent Road and sixties photos from the Wroe family who lived in Alfred Street in Lower Broughton until it was demolished in the 70s. There's top pics of old cars in the background as well as those long gone but never forgotten streets.

"It's an interactive exhibition of images and objects collected from people who lived in some of the Salford's now demolished terrace streets" says Lawrence Cassidy of ReTracing Salford "Salford's demolitions have fragmented many family and social networks. However, the exhibition aims to bring people together again to reflect on diverse aspects of community life.

"The Retracing Salford project is influenced by The District Six Museum in South Africa" he adds "It uses related objects to recapture community memories, such as family snaps, oral histories, street maps and street signs."

Anyone can bring photos from old streets down to the launch on Saturday, or throughout its run at The Cornerstone until April, or e-mail them to the online museum which can be found at www.streetsmuseum.co.uk

ReTracing Salford launches on Saturday 29th January at The Cornerstone's FunKey Day, a full day of free family entertainment to celebrate the handing over of the building's keys to the community by the Salford PCT. As well as the ReTracing Salford launch which is happening upstairs, there's stalls, quizzes, kids crafts, live bands and a treasure hunt going on all day 11am-4pm

ReTracing Salford runs until April 14th at The Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool St (corner of Langworthy Rd/Liverpool St), Salford M6 5QQ
Further details 212 4400

 

steven grimshaw wrote
at 03:52:19 on 23 September 2013
well not any old photos to share but will never forget the days back then and the lovely people in the street god bless you all.
 
Mike Skeffington wrote
at 11:24:56 on 28 June 2013
Great job Lawrence and the team, keep it up.
 
jane wroe wrote
at 06:08:03 on 28 June 2013
I was born on treble st in 1970 my family lived there for while before can u please email photos you may have of treble street and the residents.
 
james king wrote
at 21:17:03 on 03 March 2011
lawrence is doing a great job at portraying the old salford
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD MP SHOULD BE DESELECTED AFTER KEEPING TORIES IN POWER SAYS CONSTITUENT
Robert Ward,I'm genuinely interested iñ what "a hard Brexìt" would mean for Salford? Would it solve the housing crisis,end... [more]
article: SALFORD UNIVERSITY SACKS TOP PROFESSOR FOR FAILING TO CHASE MONEY
Is this a misprint there is'nt a salford uni in manchester.... [more]
article: £600 WORTH OF PROVISIONS COLLECTED IN ECCLES FOR SALFORD FOOD BANKS
I just want to thank Councillor Wheeler, the Salford Labour Party and the generous denizens of Eccles. I myself am a member of th... [more]
article: SALFORD UNIVERSITY SACKS TOP PROFESSOR FOR FAILING TO CHASE MONEY
This trend is the only 'name in the game' nowadays. How much money can you bring in! To judge someone in education by this ignore... [more]
article: SALFORD MP SHOULD BE DESELECTED AFTER KEEPING TORIES IN POWER SAYS CONSTITUENT
@ Alice. You could say that about almost any democratic election, anywhere. How many times have people been sucked in by political... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

LOWER BROUGHTON FAMILY FUN DAY AT GREEN GROSVENOR PARK

Star date: 22nd July 2018

DONKEY RIDES, MAGICIAN, STREET DANCE AND MORE

Family Fun Day
Sunday 5th August 12-4pm
Green Grosvenor Park

Donkey rides, live wrestling, fair rides, street dance and loads more attractions will happen at Lower Broughton's Green Grosvenor Park on Sunday 5th August for a major Family Fun Day.

Full details here...

SALFORD COMMUNITY MEETING TO SAVE AT RISK VICTORIA THEATRE

Star date: 22nd July 2018

CAN BROUGHTON VICTORIA THEATRE BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE?

Salford Victoria Theatre Trust Meeting
Wednesday 25th July 7:30pm
Eagle Inn

The derelict Victoria Theatre in Lower Broughton is now third on the Theatre Trust's 'At Risk' Register, and there's a community meeting on Wednesday to try and revive its fortunes. Up for discussion are possible community uses as a theatre school, youth club, cafe, bingo centre and more.

Full details here...

£600 WORTH OF PROVISIONS COLLECTED IN ECCLES FOR SALFORD FOOD BANKS

Star date: 21st July 2018

ECCLES GIVING DAY BRINGS SUPPLIES FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS

Around £600 worth of food was collected in Eccles town centre today for the local homeless help centres, Mustard Tree and Lancaster House. This was the ninth Eccles Giving Day and local Councillor Peter Wheeler praised the generosity of shoppers who stuffed the collection trolleys.

Full details here...

CONSPIRACY THEORY DECONSTRUCTED FOR GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE

Star date: 21st July 2018

VIDEO, SONGS AND HUMOUR AS LIZARDS RULE THE WORLD

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale
Thursday 26th-Sunday 29th July
53: two £6/£9

The Holocaust never happened, lizards rule the world, the earth is flat and the moon is an alien space station? Marlon Solomon delves into the murky world of conspiracy theories, via a multi-media show with interactive video, songs and lots of humour for the GM Fringe, as Ian Leslie asks him about the prats who believe it all.

Full details here...

MOSLEY COMMON SCARECROW FESTIVAL

Star date: 21st July 2018

SALFORD SCARECROWS ENHANCE FUN TRAIL

Mosley Common Scarecrow Festival
Saturday 28th July from 10am
The Beehive Community Centre £1

The annual Mosley Common Scarecrow Festival is back next week with weird and wonderful scarecrows dotted all around the village, plus exhibits from Boothstown, and Little Hulton joining the local straw people.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx