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LOST SALFORD STREETS EXHIBITION
 

Star date: 22nd July 2012

SALFORD PHOTOS, STREET SIGNS, MAPS, ART AND MEMORIES

Lost Salford Streets
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Until December 2012 free

Family snaps, photos of houses now demolished, old maps, people's memories, signs from disappeared streets and loads more make up the incredible Lost Salford Streets exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

This beautifully crafted show documents the lives, loves and legacy of fifty years of clearances in central Salford – from Langworthy to Ordsall to Broughton to Greengate. And is not to be missed…

Full details and loads of photos here…


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While millions of pounds worth of public money has been spent on contemporary `heritage trails' and temporary `cultural installations', the Lost Salford Streets exhibition makes a compelling case for a permanent museum to house memories from a disappeared and fast disappearing Salford.

This fantastic show, at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, is split into the areas of central Salford that have been all but bulldozed over the last fifty years – Salford 7, Salford 6, Salford 5 and Salford 3 – and brings the community back to life through old family snaps, street signs, maps and taped memories.

But the exhibition is not so much about donkey stoning the step and tin baths on the wall. Some of these streets have disappeared in the last few weeks, as the Salford clearances continue in a never ending, community fracturing process which, as people keep telling the Salford Star, is `ripping the heart out of Salford'.

Lost Salford Streets is that heart. The walls are full of smiling girls on communion day, proud footy teams and marching bands, children and pensioners cheerfully mooching in the blitzed streets, and works photos from factories long closed. And everywhere are those street signs, ripped off gable ends before the bulldozers arrived, kept in sheds and attics, and now donated to the homeless Streets Museum as a lasting legacy of community destruction.

"Although we've been hopping around for the last seven years as a mobile museum we're trying to consolidate it now and go to the next level" says Lawrence Cassidy of the Streets Museum and Re-Tracing Salford project "What we're trying to do here is provide a framework for a permanent space that can exist to commemorate Salford districts that have been demolished.

"I'd say thirty per cent of the exhibition is from the 60s and 70s, while seventy per cent covers the 1980s until now, with the Broughton street signs from over the last seven years" he adds "It's complemented by the work of photographers like John Travis and Joe Elliot who have witnessed all the clearances and documented them, and it's great to see their photos exhibited."

There's also contemporary creations by artists Charmaine Turner and Darren Bradshaw, plus a fabric banner by Ordsall Community Arts and a huge chair patterned with lost Salford streets in which people can sit and listen to oral histories of the area.

Visitors can easily spend almost a whole day rummaging in proper Salford – and wonder when these incredible artefacts will ever find a permanent home.

Lost Salford Streets
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Peel Park, Crescent M5 4WU
Until December 2012 free

Open Monday - Friday 10am-4:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm 

On Saturday August 4th 1-4pm there's a `stencil your own street sign' family event at the exhibition which is free.

Lawrence Cassidy will be at the exhibition most Saturdays throughout its run and anyone is welcome to bring in family snaps to be scanned for the Lost Streets archive, or donate any artefacts.

For further details on the Re-Tracing Salford and Streets Museum project see www.streetsmuseum.co.uk

For further information on Salford Museum and Art Gallery see www.salford.gov.uk/salfordmuseum
or phone 0161 778 0800

Frances Santos nee Kinney wrote
at 08:12:38 on 24 September 2018
Searching for a picture of Charlotte Street, Hr. Broughton, Salford 7. My sister and I were born there and would love to have a picture to show our kids and grandkids.
 
Paul Taylor wrote
at 05:57:15 on 21 September 2018
I lived in the green grocers shop on Eccles New Road and played in Zion street behind with friends with the only names I recall being Roy Lyons and his sister Maureen. We also collected caterpillars from the church yard that is now the spire landmark and climbed on the old garage roofs.... Also recall Zacheria street and going to a school nearby but can not remember name
 
colin scott wrote
at 06:30:15 on 25 July 2018
I am trying to trace any information on a family that lived at 35,anson street,salford,eccles,in the 1940s.there name was macdonald and jean and her mother were in domestic service.i believe jean had a daughter called Barbara at a mother and babies home in blackpool in 1946.thanks
 
john liever snr wrote
at 19:22:27 on 31 May 2018
i lived at no 1 hayfield st loved them days
 
Chris Dailly wrote
at 19:50:44 on 23 July 2016
Does anyone know where Long Street was in Broughton? I just found out I was born there but can't find it on a search. Thanks.
 
shirley dowson wrote
at 09:27:39 on 08 February 2016
My g grandad John Williams moved to salford from Wolsingham with his 2nd wife Sarah about 1890s.Would love any info about him . thank you
 
Howard Franks wrote
at 13:14:22 on 27 December 2015
I lived in Perkins st South Broughton Would love to see any old photos of it or surrounding streets Now live in Melbourne
 
colin scott wrote
at 09:36:53 on 13 November 2015
hello i am trying to find any information about a family called the macdonalds they lived at 35,anson street eccles in the 1940s,especially a jean macdonald.was anson street bombed in the war?
 
Brian Rowlands wrote
at 07:18:42 on 14 May 2014
Ann Rowlands I was born 1944 and I lived in Gertrude street Salford 5
 
Barbara Mosher wrote
at 16:17:35 on 28 April 2014
My maiden name is Barbara Joels. I was born and raised in Raglan Street in 1943, so it is with interest I have read about your musium. I now live in Nova Scotia, Canada and of course, at my age remanis about my time in Lower Broughton,Salford, and then as a teenager in New Thomas Street, Pendleton. Hopefully one day I will get back to the old home patch and be able to come and visit your collections. Barbara Mosher
 
Patricia Callaghan wrote
at 07:49:45 on 19 August 2013
I lived in Hartington street Salford 5 I went to ordsall school, used to walk through ordsall park. So sorry that I didn't know about the Museum.
 
caroline gray wrote
at 06:59:13 on 15 March 2013
hi Ann my husbands granfather was called Robert Rowland..it may mean nothing as it is a commom Welsh name..He came from south sheilds
 
Ann Rowlands wrote
at 07:54:11 on 14 March 2013
I am greatly interested in Salfod as all my family on both sides are from there.( Reseaching family tree)lot's of streets on bmd certificates that I have,so many have been demolished. Beech Street where my Uncle lived gone many years,even chuches where they got married . This is a wonderful thing you are doing,wish I could see it all.Regards Ann
 
ann wilkinson wrote
at 07:31:02 on 08 February 2013
what a wonderful idea. my family lived in salford in the 1890s and it is difficult to get any info on Maymus street Good luck, i love it !!!!
 
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