Tag: History

Statue of Joseph Brotherton in Peel Park, Salford, credit: Jennifer Mawby

“It probably would have created more variety than the average working-class Victorian was used to” -  Salford’s Vegetarian Roots

Vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming the norm since an increased awareness of climate change and the meat industry.  But did you know that Salford has […]

Image credit: Harrison Bates

“A single item from someone’s past can bring back a lifetime of memories” – How the Mobile Museum of Memorabilia uses pieces of history to help dementia patients

“One day, I went to an antiques fair and there was one lady with her mother, who lived in a […]

Photo credit: Fiona Heakin

“She knew they were watching her whilst thinking of their own sweethearts” – The diaries of a teenage girl living through World War Two in Salford

Fiona Heakin found her Mum’s old diaries from living in Salford during the Second World War, and has turned them into a book.   […]

Image credit: Nick Harrison via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

“It feels like these black figures are invisible” – Salford’s lack of BAME blue plaques

Image credit: Nick Harrison via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ A Salford Now investigation has found that none of Salford’s […]

Image taken by myself

“I started at 10 years old…now I’m 72 and I’m still playing!” – Salford Red Devils exhibition opens at Ordsall Hall

A two-month pop up Salford Red Devils exhibition has opened at Ordsall Hall. The Salford Red Devils exhibition has a […]

“It’s got to a stage where it’s the biggest we’ve ever had it” – Salford Histories Festival returns with range of new events

“It’s got to a stage where it’s the biggest we’ve ever had it” – Salford Histories Festival returns with range of new events

A vintage bus and church tours are among the new exhibits at this year’s Salford Histories Festival. Organisers say the […]

Ordsall Hall. Picture credit: Lucy Fieldhouse.

“A real flavour of the building’s dramatic history” – Ordsall Hall to host lecture series about its rich history

Ordsall Hall, Salford is hosting a lecture series about the famous landmark’s rich gothic history. The lecture will be live on Zoom.

Copyright fine for images -George Carden.

“That game changed the whole history of football in Spain” – The day a Salford priest scored five goals against Real Madrid 114 years ago

It has been 114 years to the day since a Salford priest scored five goals against Real Madrid in a […]

The illustration is from a newspaper in 1824.

Islington Mill showcasing their fascinating heritage on their virtual opening day

The Salford creative space, Islington Mill, is opening with a free public screening of the rich heritage of the building […]