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Manchester Photographic Memories

Manchester Photographic Memories

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Caption for Eccles, The Town Hall C1955: Up to 1974, Eccles was a town in its own right. It received its Charter of Incorporation in 1891, and then, of course, needed its own Town Hall. Here we see Eccles Town Hall in Church Street; at this time it was still its own master, but threatened with take-over even then by big brother Salford. The Town Hall was built in 1881 to a design by John Lowe with a pavilion roof and tall chimney pots. Just as striking is the Town Hall Tavern, black and white, next to it on the left.

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Memories of Eccles

On the green in Monton there it was a lovely green shed with forms in it so as a gang of girls and boys it was the ideal place for courting! Away from prying eyes then as we paired off we would venture down through to Broadoak golf links what a great time we all had my husband of nearly 59 years and I remember it (...Read full memory)

About once a fortnight mum and I use to come into Eccles via the No.9 bus from Worsley. Use to walk down Clarendon Rd. and onto Church Street. In fact my parents lived in a flat above a butchers shop further down. At the bottom was Bradburn's where we use to go in for our Eccles cakes and occasionally a coffee. Late 50's and early 60's.

I was born on a gunsite at the top of chatsworth rd in 1947,does anybody else remember it,ellesmere park was just starting to be built round about then

Hi, my name is Roy Mozley & I was born in 1948 in a prefab in Rydal Avenue, Winton. We then moved to Lambton St, Winton. This was our football pitch then, main problem was this guy who, lets say, used to visit a lady quite often in his bubble car and park it right in the middle of our street / football (...Read full memory)

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