Memories of Ardwick

Those Were The Days

I lived in Union St flats, Amanda Ave. I will never forget my roots, and the best childhood you could wish for. There were 7 of us best friends, we played out all day and night without a worry in the world. Kick can, raillivo, marbles, british bulldog, hopscotch, you name it we played it. Best neighbours in the world, ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardwick by Linda Quinn

Shakespear Street

Hi my name is Barrie George. I was born on Shakespear Street and went to Ross Place Jnr School and then Stanley Grove Boys School. Moved to Lamb Street behind Chiappies chippy. My best mates where Maurice Shaw and Tony Perisllie. I have good memories of Ardwick, ralivo, kingy, games we played on what always seemed to be ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardwick by Barrie George

Wellis Ave

I lived on wellis ave till 1972 used to go in the church inn and park inn with renshaws and Morans happy days

A memory of Ardwick

Birley St Secondary School Beswick

l left school in 1963 both my brother and l attended l was a McEwen then but have been married twice and left Manchester for Zambia came back in 1981 then went to live in wales now l am living in somerset

A memory of Ardwick


I lived in Geranium Walk. I knew the Quinn family. I would like to send my best wishes to them. I used to go to the Court on Hyde Road. It was the highlight of my week going there. Jean Kinsella

A memory of Ardwick by Jean Fitzgerald

Park Inn Pub

Does anyone remember the Park Inn in Ducie Grove? My grandad, Tommy Jennings, was the landlord for many years and his daugher Margaret and son in law Wilf, were my parents. My dad was also a taxi driver in Manchester for many years.

A memory of Ardwick by Annette Crotch

Good Times

I too have fond memories of Ardwick. I lived in Nelson Place. I'm sure I recall a Peter Palmer, I think he was in my brother Kevin`s class at school, I can remember loads of things, both good and bad; playing in the street, having a swing rope on the lamp post, playing games, having big bonfires, what loverly memories - wish ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardwick by Kathryn Mcgowan

Fond Memories

My name is Peter Palmer, I grew up on Higher Ardwick between 1948 and 1961. I have fond memories of the place. Attended St. Aloysius School. Remember the day nursery on Union Street when I was just a toddler. Belle Vue just up the road, great for a Saturday morning's excursion. The museum at the top of Brunswick Street was ok ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardwick by Peter Palmer

1954 Onwards

I attended Ardwick secondary modern school for girls, many of my friends lived in Ardwick we would all walk to school together, on the way home hot vimto at the cafe so I got to know the area well. Of course we visited the Apollo cinema and the Hippodrome, then the Court School of Dancing in the Apollo building, Hyde Roadside ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardwick by Barbara Heaton

Ardwick Green Area History Project

I'm working on a Heritage Lottery funded project to find out what it used to be like to live, work, go out and grow up in the Ardwick Green area of Manchester in the 1930s - 1960s. If you have stories or photos to share then you are welcome to attend one of our tea parties at the St Thomas Centre (formally St ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardwick by alison.crush

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