Memories of Collyhurst

My Memory Of Collyhurst

My name is Denise, I lived at 14 Churnet St (bottom end) near Collyhurst Rd from 1955 until 1967 when we had to move in the clearance. We were 4 doors down from Woolams clog works, Mr Woolam used to let us in and let ...Read full memory

Surprised That There Has Been No Replies To Me??????

Well, I would like to say that I replied to a number of members on this forum who kindly replied back to my messages to them, I must say though that I am surprised and disappointed that no one ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Alan Briggs

Collyhurst Flats, Southern Drive

Lived at 17 Southern Drive, went to St Oswalds. One of my memories was helping Harry the firewood lad; he used to sell firewood from his handcart. Marco real ice-cream. Harry Wilkinson in the chip shop - if ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Jimmy Jones

Collyhurst Flats

I was born Heather Pickering in 1952 and lived from there on in Collyhurst Flats. I also remember playing on Barnies tip and getting into trouble from my mother for doing so. I went to St James primary school and left there ...Read full memory

Gervis Road Collyhurst Flats 1945 1964

My name is Tom Smith, I was born in 17 Gervis Rd, Collyhurst flats in August 1945. My dad was Jack Smith and my mam was Ada; there were 6 kids, John, Mary, James, (me) Andrew, and Arthur. To me the ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Tom Smith

A Wonderful Time In Copper Street

My name is Carole McCarthy (nee MALONE) I was born in December 1951 in a maternity unit on Rochdale Road near to the Embassy Club. I lived in Copper Street in Collyhurst which had Barney's at the bottom of ...Read full memory

Tin School

I went to the Tin School (must have been the very early 70's). We lived on the 'Wimpey' estate and after the Tin School, I went to Moston Brook Secondary. I now live in Canada and did a google search to try to see the school, but ...Read full memory

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.. ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Ron Holt

St Catherine's School

I went to St Catherine's school in Collyhurst in the 1940s and 1950s, does anybody remember this school? I cannot find any records or memories from my school, is there anybody out there who remembers me, Jean Duffy? ...Read full memory

Collyhurst Buildings

May 3rd 2012, I was born at number 3 Collyhurst Buildings, Manchester, England. The fourth daughter of Mary (Cissy) McCarley, and her husband, Joe. My sisters were Mary, Winifred, Margaret, and Vera. There was a son, ...Read full memory

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