New exhibition explores Salford & Cheetham Hill's photo histories

Opening Day: Salford and Cheetham Hill in Focus
25 November 2017 (10:00 - 17:00)
People’s History Museum
Cost Free (Suggested donation £3)



A new exhibition at the People’s History Museum invites you to experience the changing face of Salford and Cheetham Hill over the last fifty years.

This unique collection of photographs, from a newly restored and unseen archive of 12,000 images, showcases life in Salford and Cheetham Hill in the 1950s and 1960s.

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In the 1950s and 60s, migrants from Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia also came to live and work in the locality, contributing to cosmopolitan life.

The district was radically altered during the 1960s and 70s due to demolition and housing clearance, when many people moved away. Even so, the area has remained home to a wide variety of cultural groups. Photographic archives from the 1950s give us an opportunity to reflect on the post-war conditions that people lived in and also to share family memories of migration.

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The exhibition includes photographs of shops, cinemas, street scenes, Whit Walks, dance halls, industries and more, reflecting the development and diverse communities of the areas.

Visitors will also be able to share their memories relating to the photographs, adding a new layer of history to Manchester.


Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant