Memories of Collyhurst

Pilling Street Memories

My gran and aunty Margaret were the last to move out of Pilling Street. I remember Lizzie Whites shop on the corner, playing on chippys roof, sitting on the railway wall and looking over to the turntable - there was ...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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst

Scary!

Is it just me or has anyone from Collyhurt experienced or heard about paranormal happening in and around houses. My friend lived on Lashbrook Close and her house has a lot of paranormal activity. I've stayed there a couple of times ...Read full memory

Our Street

Our Street was named Aston Street at the back of the Kings Arms pub in Rochdale Road. It was an amazing little street with a tripe shop and pies at the top of the street, a garage next door which housed Johnny Raffo's Ice Cream ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Bernice Wood

50s On Collyhurst Road

Hi My Name is Robert Elsey born in 1950 in Sheffield, but used to visit and stay with my grandparents May & Richard Howarth at 485 Collyhurst Road situated the next block of terraced houses just below the Joiners ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Robert Elsey

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

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 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

Northern Drive Collyhurst

Hi everyone, my family lived in Northern Drive from 1955 - 1966. I lived with my granparents, Jake Winter and Flo his wife. I remember the [flats] street parties we had at Whit Week. My uncle Norman used to play ...Read full memory

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