Memories of Irlam


So many people in Irlam think that being born or moving into Irlam on or after 1969 somehow makes them into 'Irlamer' ...wrong! To be a true Irlamer your family must have been here before 1969... people after that date are 'Salforders'... fact.

A memory of Irlam

Bobs Ferry. My Brother Brian Hillier 18yrs Old.

My Name is Tony Hillier, I am the eldest son and Brian Hillier who perished in the "Bobs Ferry Disaster" at 18 years old was my brother. I moved away from ...Read full memory

A memory of Irlam by Tony Hillier


I remember the day very well my dad woke us all up to tell us we would have to leave our house .. We lived @ no1 Daniel adamson ave as I looked out of my bedroom window to the right . Usually I could ...Read full memory

A memory of Irlam by Tony Grey


My father was supposed to go to work that day, April 14th 1970, the day of the Partington Manchester Ship Canal disaster. He travelled most days because his car was broken down. He managed to fix ...Read full memory

A memory of Irlam by Tracy Flynn

Bernard Carrll Ferryman Cadishead

I was born in irlam my father was Thomas barmore we both worked at irlam steel. I worked on the rolling mills hotbanks from 1958 to 1967 and one of my workmates was ...Read full memory

A memory of Irlam

Bobs Ferry Disaster At Irlam

DISASTER AT BOB'S FERRY This account was researched and written by Duncan Hamman ( It has appeared in the Partington & Carrington Transmitter Community ...Read full memory

A memory of Irlam by Duncan Hamman

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