Memories of Collyhurst

The Sand Park

We lived in 41 Northern Drive, as kids we would play for hours in the sand park. We would watch women working in the Acme tin works, with the big steel presses banging down, making ...Read full memory

From The Beginning!

I was born in 1938 in Needwood Street off Rochdale Road. My Mam and Dad were allocated a new flat in Kingsley Crescent when I was a year old so all my memories are of the 'flats'. ...Read full memory

Tin School

I lived at 13 Belmot Stret, I went to the tin school in the 1950s, the headmaster was Mr Munie, he used to have a leather strap in his office. I have a picture of when I was playing for ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

Long Gone But Not Forgotten.

The day I was born,1942 Bright Street off Reather Street. I remember Osborn St wash house, went with Mam. I also remember a pub next street to ours called Blue Bell. I ...Read full memory

People And Friends That I Knew Or Know, And Places That I Worked At

I lived on Lilley Street (off Queens Road) and used to go in: The Bottom Derby, The Osborne House, The Milan, The Forresters, The ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Alan Briggs

Bowles Shop

Does anyone remember Elsie Bowles [my great auntie}, she ran a shop from the converted front room of her terrace house on Fitzgeorge Street, Collyhurst, her mother opended the shop in ...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 ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Collyhurst by Bernice Wood

Bronze Street Collyhurst

Hi everyone, I went to St Pat's 1956 -1962 and lived at 17 Bronze Street. I remember Brian Kidd going to our school. We had a good football team, I think the headmaster was ...Read full memory

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