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A Few Days Later at The Lowry

We ask The Lowry to comment about kicking innocent local kids out of the building, plus things like how the company perceives its image in Salford and some details of how it tries to make itself sexy to the local community. The Lowry didn’t seem to be impressed with what they called our `stunt’…

added 07 April 2009  

 
 

At Home With Christopher Eccleston.

Ex Langworthy lad, Christopher Eccleston, celebrates Salford’s roots, style and struggles. We’re talking Salford and its radical roots and Christopher Eccleston’s in full flow about how the spirit of his home city permeates virtually everything he does…

added 07 April 2009  

 
 

A Touch Of Class.

She may be well known as Veronica in Shameless but Maxine Peake is no poncy actress putting on an accent. Here she writes about how the Working Class Movement Library touches all our lives…

added 07 April 2009  

 
 

The Day The Government Declared War On Salford.

May 2006 sees the 80th anniversary of the General Strike, and Salford was right at its epicentre. Ruth Frow, co-founder of the Working Class Movement Library and a Salford resident, traces the Strike’s history… 

In June, 1925, coal owners proposed drastic reductions in miners’ pay and the miners appealed to the Trade Union Congress for assistance in resisting the cuts. Manchester and Salford Trades and Labour Council started to plan for a major strike.

added 07 April 2009  

 
 

Sunday Afternoon At The Lowry.

In issue 1 the Salford Star took a bunch of local lads to The Lowry - within two minutes they were kicked out.

See the slideshow here at The Guardian website:

  http://www.guardian.co.uk/slideshow/
page/0,,1946775,00.html

added 01 April 2009  

 
 
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