Before Hanky Park was a rock band, the area that it was named after was everything that stereotyped Salford in the mind of the southern beholder. It was Lowry plus Love On The Dole plus Dirty Old Town…
…And then it was deleted…swept away by the futuristic regeneration that became Salford Precinct and the tower blocks. A `lesson in regeneration' or a disaster?
Hopefully this first talk by Tom Murphy in the new Invisible Histories series at the Working Class Movement Library will dissect what went wrong and draw some parallels with today's mess created by the `municipal authority' ie Salford Council.
If you've got a few hours to spare on Wednesday afternoon it will be well worth a listen.
Hanky Park, Then And Now: A Lesson In Regeneration?
A talk by Tom Murphy
Wed 11th May 2pm free
Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX
Further details 0161 736 3601 or www.wcml.org.uk
See also Salford Star's history of Salford Precinct - click here
INVISIBLE HISTORY TALKS EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY AT THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY 2pm free
25th May: Manchester and Salford Film Society, the early days - Robert Taylor
8th June: The BBC North Region in the 1930s - Ben Harker
22nd June: Innocent or guilty? Miners, Luddites and a fatal fight in 19th century Walkden - Phil Hagerty
6th July: Was there really a 5-legged dog? The realism of LS Lowry - Royston Futter
Also check out the current Manchester and Salford Film Society Exhibition at WCML – for details click here