Tag: History

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.

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“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 […]

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“You only have to scratch the surface and there’s an awful lot of history in Salford”-Museum of Transport Greater Manchester plan a 100 year celebration for Salford buses

The Museum of Transport Greater Manchester is currently working on a project that will refurbish the engine of a 1939 […]

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“It felt like something to celebrate” – 100 year anniversary shirt part of Eccles Rugby Club fundraising campaign

Eccles Rugby Club is launching a limited edition heritage shirt as part of their fundraising efforts which will see them […]

Photo taken by Aimee Seddon

The Working Class Movement Library’s Invisible Histories series returns

The Working Class Movement Library is hosting a series of free online talks throughout February and March, covering a variety […]

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“I’ve had some fabulous times here”- Salboy restores Castle Irwell’s Racecourse Turnstile building as part of 500-home urban village

Image credit: Salboy Property development company Salboy has restored a Salford landmark as part of its 500-home urban village. The […]

George Langworthy (Image Credit: Mike Shapton)

“George was quite wealthy but ended up giving it all away” – incredible story of George Langworthy – ’The Salford Saint’ – told in new book

An author says he was inspired to write a book about a man dubbed the ‘Salford Saint’ after hearing his story while holidaying in the Costa Del Sol.

Barton Swing Aqueduct is just one of the Salford landmarks with a rich history. (Image is in the public domain.)

“People have no idea what’s on their doorstep” – Salford tour guide on the importance of local history and how lockdown has affected business

A Salford tour guide has spoken about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on her business. Elizabeth Charnley, who runs […]