Memories of Collyhurst

Help Needed The Windmill Inn, Tebbutt Street

One of my ancestors was the landlord of The Windmill Inn, 9 Tebbutt Street, Rochdale Road, Collyhurst, Manchester. His name was William McRoberts, and he lived there with his wife Eliza, sadly dying there in 1903 in his late 30's. I am struggling to find any pictures or information online about ...Read full memory

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Memories Of Collyhurst

We moved to collyhurst in the 60's I lived at 6 Central Drive, my name then was Wilds. I went to St Malachy's school, my teacher was Miss Hugh's. I also remember Miss Le-hey and Sister Madeleine. When I was about 13/14 I helped behind the counter at Dobsons. My parents were Mary and Jimmy, my sister Linda and ...Read full memory

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Kingsley Crescent

I was born in Miles Platting in Saville Street in 1946, we then moved to 94 Kingsley Crescent in Collyhurst Flats. I have a sister Called Carole. I went to St Luke's then on to Holland Street.... Things I remember.. Going to Gay Street mission, Collyhurst lads club, I remember playing kick can in our drive, great times ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Ron Holt

Lost Familey

hi there, my parents allso lived in collyhurst, were they owned there house and coalyard, there names were loretta and charles wood, they sold the house and bought a house in blacley(13 old road) but my dad drove daily back to the coal yard, my elder brother tony got burnt and died at a very younge age,1964 and then approx ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by cwood35

St James

Hi everyone, I too lived in Collyhurst, and also went to St James School, I think the year was 1952. I lived in Zinc Street if I remember correctly, the Locomotive pub was on the corner of the street. My grandparents lived in Shelmeredine Streett facing Osborne Baths, Gran Sharp worked as a cleaner at the Osborne pub. My younger ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Carol Rae

My Collyhurst

I was born in Weber Street (now Collyhurst Road) and went to St Malachy's from 1950 to 1957. I have really fond memories of my childhood, with picnics in Queen's Park (water and jam butties) to walking on Whit Friday and later dancing at Finnigans. In my teenyears we drank in the Osborne House, Billy Greens and then the Palladium Club on Collyhurst Street...happy, happy days.

Queen's Rd..

Hi, I was born in 1953 in Beech Mount Hosptal. I had two sisters, Carolyn and Deborah and three brothers, Billy, Gary and Wayne. We lived on Queen's Rd and went to St Malachy's. I had my last year at St Edmund's, then onto Blessed Margaret Clithero's. I lived opposite The Alex's pub, I knew Ged and Julie Ironmonge. Also on ...Read full memory

Good Times Growing Up In Colyhurst

Hi my name is Gail Shawcross( Ward) I went to the tin school from the age of 3 to 11, then to Harpurhey High School for Girls until I was 12. We had to move to Hattersley in 1968 when the houses was being knocked down. My mum and dad are called Brenda and Joe. My dad was a coal man. Does any one remember ...Read full memory

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Windsor Street

I used to live on Windsor Street. My name was Rita Meuse, my mum and dad were Sid and Irene. I used to go to the Tin School and had a brother called Cyril, he was in the cubs. I used to swing on the lampost with my friends. We went to Brennans for a hot vimto and one penny bar of cadburys. My dad had a works van that did ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Rita Daly

St Malachys Primary School 1951 To 1956

I was born in Manchester in 1945, and moved with my family to Kingsly Crescent Collyhurst flats. My father died in 1948, and my mother, brother Joe and I moved to Elizabeth-Ann Street, Collyhurst, where we lived until 1954, then moved to Mills Platting. But it was back to Collyhurst in 1958 when ...Read full memory

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