Soon, the Salford Museum and Art Gallery will reopen its doors to the public with ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ waiting inside.

The new ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ exhibition will showcase 100 photographs from Salford taken by local lad George Shepherd in the 1960s.

George Shepherd was an amateur photographer from Eccles, who captured the vibrant character of the local area through the lens of his camera.

Lincoln Street, Eccles, 1950s. Credit: George Shepherd

The photographs were never printed out and had been forgotten for over 50 years until they were rediscovered and saved by George’s daughter Angela.

Angela Shepherd said: “I am proud of my Dad and cannot wait for the exhibition to open.

“I’m hoping that people will recognise themselves or family members in the photos and come forward and share their memories of a bygone era”

Demolition work in Salford, Exchange Station in the background. Credit: George Shepherd

George’s work has previously appeared in an exhibition at Eccles community Gallery in 2019, displaying the life of Eccles people.

More of George’s work can be found on his Twitter page @PhotosShepherd

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