Archives+

Archives+ Partnership of archive & local history organisations, engaging Manchester with its histories. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The main partners in Archives+ are: • Greater Manchester County Record Office (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) • Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives (Manchester City Council) • North West Film Archive (Manchester Metropolitan University) • Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust (The University of Manchester) • Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society • BFI Mediatheque • Manchester Registration Service (Historic Registers)
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"On the eighth first day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight maids a-milking." Images 1/2: Milk floats from Top A...
21/12/2020

"On the eighth first day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight maids a-milking." Images 1/2: Milk floats from Top Acre Farm, Blackley c1930. Image 3: Milk float, Burgess Creamery, Gartside St. Image 4: Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. Deansgate 1921. #12DaysOfChristmas #Christmas2020 #manchester #blackandwhitephotography

"On the seventh day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me seven swans a-swimming." Image of Alexandra Park in 1960 by R...
20/12/2020

"On the seventh day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me seven swans a-swimming." Image of Alexandra Park in 1960 by RE Stanley. #12DaysOfChristmas #Christmas2020 #manchester #blackandwhitephotography

"On the sixth day of #Christmas   my true love gave to me six geese a-laying." Image of Shudehill Market, Turkeys and Ge...
19/12/2020

"On the sixth day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me six geese a-laying."
Image of Shudehill Market, Turkeys and Geese at the Hen Market, Manchester 1937
#12DaysOfChristmas #ChristmasIsComing #manchester #blackandwhitephotography

"On the fifth day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me 5 gold rings." Ringway Airport 1963, Belle Vue Circus Ring 1953...
18/12/2020

"On the fifth day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me 5 gold rings." Ringway Airport 1963, Belle Vue Circus Ring 1953, Chepstow Street Inner Ring Rd 1972, Hanging Ditch Ring'O'Bells 1904, Ring Spinning Frame/Throstle, Robert Eckersley, spinning master 1904. #12daysofchristmas #manchester #blackandwhitephotography #christmasiscoming

"On the fourth day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me 4 calling birds." - Bird Cage, Fog Lane Park, Didsbury 1962 #C...
17/12/2020

"On the fourth day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me 4 calling birds." - Bird Cage, Fog Lane Park, Didsbury 1962 #ChristmasIsComing #12DaysOfChristmas #manchester #blackandwhitephotography

"On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me 3 French hens." Image of Horse-drawn Tram, Flags and Bunting for ...
16/12/2020

"On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me 3 French hens."
Image of Horse-drawn Tram, Flags and Bunting for Coronation of King Edward VII, 1902.
#12DaysOfChristmas #christmasiscoming #blackandwhitephotography

"On the second day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me 2 turtle doves" - Peace Garden, Statue of Peace, Mosley Street...
15/12/2020

"On the second day of #Christmas  my true love gave to me 2 turtle doves" - Peace Garden, Statue of Peace, Mosley Street 1986 #12DaysOfChristmas #manchester

To get in the festive spirit we're starting our #12daysofchristmas early, traditionally it starts on 25th December. On t...
14/12/2020

To get in the festive spirit we're starting our #12daysofchristmas early, traditionally it starts on 25th December. On the first day of #Christmas  we give you Pear Tree Farm 1932, Brownley Green, Wythenshawe🎄#manchester #blackandwhitephotography

#TownHallPhotographersCollection Image of Barton Arcade taken in 1968 (situated between St Ann's Square and Deansgate). ...
11/12/2020

#TownHallPhotographersCollection Image of Barton Arcade taken in 1968 (situated between St Ann's Square and Deansgate). Built in 1871, Grade II listed in 1972, this is the last remaining Victorian arcade in Manchester. #bartonarcade #manchester #victorian #victorianarcade

Happy 60 Birthday #Corrie . Image of Coronation Street Set 1976. Part of review of 1st programme from The Guardian: “A n...
09/12/2020

Happy 60 Birthday #Corrie . Image of Coronation Street Set 1976. Part of review of 1st programme from The Guardian: “A new twice weekly fictional series Coronation Street by Tony Warren now promises to introduce a view of Northern life which will probably prove extremely popular." #coronationstreet #soaps #manchester #granadatv

03/12/2020
Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council

Disabled People Against Apartheid🇿🇦

In 1982 disabled people from Manchester joined other protestors picketing the Stoke Mandeville Games in opposition to the inclusion of the South Africa team.

http://orlo.uk/9WGPA

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People Archives+ Manchester Histories

#IDDPManc20

03/12/2020
Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council

Children in Need’ versus the wrath of DAN - In 1993 disabled protestors disrupted a live BBC outside broadcast in Albert Square opposing ‘Children in Need’ & their negative portrayal of disabled people.

http://orlo.uk/USxdC

#IDDPManc20

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People Archives+ Manchester Histories

A fantastic programme of films, history and performances available to watch now #IDDPManc2020
03/12/2020

A fantastic programme of films, history and performances available to watch now #IDDPManc2020

Today is International Day of Disabled People

We’re proud to be delivering this digital event in conjunction with Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, Archives+ and Manchester Histories

Please join us in celebrating the talents and activism of disabled people in our city.

http://orlo.uk/InternationalDayOfDisabledPeople_BJJs2

#IDDPManc20

#MondayMemories : FAMILY The new online memory box for December takes a look at our family albums in the Documentary Pho...
02/12/2020
Online Memory Box: Family

#MondayMemories : FAMILY
The new online memory box for December takes a look at our family albums in the Documentary Photographic Archive (DPA), plus lots of sound clips of family memories.
https://bit.ly/3fZ9Q1U

As this current year is coming to an end and many of us have missed spending time with our families, we thought it would be nice to share some of our family album collections. This latest addition …

International Day of Disabled People3rd December 2020 – We've Got Each Other! #IDDPManc20Watch our exciting digital even...
01/12/2020

International Day of Disabled People
3rd December 2020 – We've Got Each Other! #IDDPManc20
Watch our exciting digital event to celebrate the talents and activism of disabled people in our culture and city. Manchester City Council YouTube bit.ly/3mv6UMW

#exploreyourarchive day 9 #Light Love these images from the #townhallphotographerscollection of road lighting on Wilbrah...
30/11/2020

#exploreyourarchive day 9 #Light
Love these images from the #townhallphotographerscollection of road lighting on Wilbraham Road/Princess Parkway taken in 1963. #manchester #blackandwhitephotography

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People
30/11/2020

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People

Oldham Forward Together
a new Disabled People’s Organisation for Oldham
with the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People

On International Day of Disabled People 3rd December
online meeting using Zoom, Thursday 3pm
email [email protected] or text/phone 07367 754 595
for details & tell us your access requirements.

With special guests!!!

About: A Disabled People's Organisation (DPO) is intersectional and is led and run by disabled people for disabled people. By
Disabled People we mean anyone facing disabling societal
barriers due to their impairments or conditions and this
includes mental health, hearing or visual impairments,
learning disability, neurodiverse people, and those with
chronic illness or fatigue.

A DPO works from the Social Model of Disability (while we
have impairment/conditions, it is society that disables us
and we work to change it so we are included and
supported). It is Rights based, embodies the 7 needs of
independent living (Accessible Information, Peer Support,
Accessible Housing, Equipment, Personal Assistance,
Accessible Transport, Accessible Environment), and all
members support each other to make change happen

#ExploreYourArchive day 8 #Health "We are so busy & full up, been up several nights for convoys & all tired. Going on le...
29/11/2020

#ExploreYourArchive day 8 #Health
"We are so busy & full up, been up several nights for convoys & all tired. Going on leave on Mon for one week, will try & write to you from home. This is D2 where I am. Sister McAdam, S.N. Kelly & Carrick going to France next month. Love Knit." This photo is from D2 ward in #Blackburn #WW1 GB124.DPA/2183/14 #blackandwhitephotography

#ExploreYourArchive day 7 #celebration Jubilee street party on Cranwick Street, Moss Side 1977. Who remembers gathering ...
28/11/2020

#ExploreYourArchive day 7 #celebration
Jubilee street party on Cranwick Street, Moss Side 1977. Who remembers gathering with their neighbours, making sandwiches, cakes and cups of tea to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee? Can't quite believe it's the platinum jubilee in 2022? #manchester #mossside #silverjubilee #jubilee #blackandwhitephotography

Day 6 of #ExploreYourArchive and the theme is #Science - here is an image of De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric o...
27/11/2020

Day 6 of #ExploreYourArchive and the theme is #Science - here is an image of De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) 1543 by Andreas Vesalius. This groundbreaking book contains detailed descriptions and illustrations of the human anatomy. #anatomy #vesalius #human #skeleton

#TownHallPhotographersCollection Till & Whitehead Ltd, Ellesmere Street 1966. Thomas Till and Frederick Whitehead formed...
27/11/2020

#TownHallPhotographersCollection Till & Whitehead Ltd, Ellesmere Street 1966. Thomas Till and Frederick Whitehead formed this partnership in 1876 to supply tacks and pulley belts to drive the cotton machines in the cotton mills.
#labels day 5 of #ExploreYourArchive #manchester #blackandwhitephotography #townhallphotographerscollection

#ExploreYourArchives Theme for day 4 is #Education. A lovely image of St. John’s Primary School in Longsight Library 198...
25/11/2020

#ExploreYourArchives Theme for day 4 is #Education. A lovely image of St. John’s Primary School in Longsight Library 1983. In the words of #Malala Yousafzai “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child & one teacher can change the world”. #manchester #longsight #blackandwhitephotography

#ExploreYourArchive The theme for day 3 is #Plans and what better archive to share than the City of Manchester Plan 1945...
23/11/2020

#ExploreYourArchive The theme for day 3 is #Plans and what better archive to share than the City of Manchester Plan 1945 by R Nicholas. See the Archives Plus Flickr album of the Manchester Plan
bit.ly/2HrfFbl #manchester #archives #planning #development

#ExploreYourArchive day 2 - theme is #home. Images of iconic Kennet House 1972, home to many families in Cheetham Hill. ...
22/11/2020

#ExploreYourArchive day 2 - theme is #home. Images of iconic Kennet House 1972, home to many families in Cheetham Hill. Built in 1934 and nicknamed the Queen Mary due to its resemblance of the ocean liner. Designed by Leonard Heywood, who was also responsible for property on Wythenshawe estate. #manchester #cheethamhill #blackandwhitephotography

Starting #exploreyourarchive week with a photo from our Manchester Local Image Collection.  Yesterday’s theme was #commu...
22/11/2020

Starting #exploreyourarchive week with a photo from our Manchester Local Image Collection. Yesterday’s theme was #communication - The switch room at Telephone House, Manchester 1942 m56366. To view more of this collection see bit.ly/3pOGjfM #blackandwhitephotography #telephone #switchroom #manchester

Manchester Ship Canal glass lantern slides. Opened in 1894 by Queen Victoria, it became Britain's 3rd busiest port. See ...
20/11/2020

Manchester Ship Canal glass lantern slides. Opened in 1894 by Queen Victoria, it became Britain's 3rd busiest port. See the full album of glass lantern slides on our Archives Plus Flickr photo album bit.ly/3kPMjkw
#manchester #shipping #blackandwhitephotography

#TownHallPhotographersCollection London Road/Buxton Street 1960 "Dangerous Building". The ladders don't look very safe e...
19/11/2020

#TownHallPhotographersCollection London Road/Buxton Street 1960 "Dangerous Building". The ladders don't look very safe either! So much to see in this photo 😀 #blackandwhitephotography #manchester #londonroad

Get voting! Our amazing parks: Alexandra Park (m57684) and Heaton Park in 1903 (m58185) 🤩 #gfapeopleschoice #GreenFlagAw...
18/11/2020

Get voting! Our amazing parks: Alexandra Park (m57684) and Heaton Park in 1903 (m58185) 🤩 #gfapeopleschoice #GreenFlagAward Voting closes 25 November @greenflagaward

#roadsafetyweek2020 Road Safety Float MCR Parade 1970, Dimmed Headlights Campaign 1965, Safe Driving Exhibit in Piccadil...
17/11/2020

#roadsafetyweek2020
Road Safety Float MCR Parade 1970, Dimmed Headlights Campaign 1965, Safe Driving Exhibit in Piccadilly 1963, Road Safety Tufty Club at Old Moat Junior School 1962.
Images from #TownHallPhotographersCollection #blackandwhitephotography #manchester #piccadilly

#MondayMemories Take a look and see if this month's online memory box of #Burnage triggers any forgotten memories for yo...
09/11/2020
Online Memory Box: Burnage

#MondayMemories Take a look and see if this month's online memory box of #Burnage triggers any forgotten memories for your family of growing up in Manchester.
Burnage Library, Activity and Information Hub
https://bit.ly/3kh41Nv

We’ve now entered “Lockdown 2” for the next 4 weeks and we hope Archives+ can once again help you to stay in touch with each other with our popular memory boxes online. These can …

Manchester City Council
08/11/2020

Manchester City Council

Manchester Libraries is lit up red for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, from 8 November – 11 November, as we pay our respects and remember from home this year. 🇬🇧

Rewatch our #RemembranceSunday service from this morning:

http://orlo.uk/Remenbrance_Sunday_2020_pLFWK

"Keep Me in Your Heart" First World War Postcards from the family collections of Esther Edwards and Helen Lowe https://b...
07/11/2020
Keep me in your heart front

"Keep Me in Your Heart"
First World War Postcards from the family collections of Esther Edwards and Helen Lowe
https://bit.ly/2I3MkEr #RemembranceDay2020

WW1 postcards from the family collection of Esther Edwards

Wow! Well done @magalyflores22 for winning 2nd place in the #DayoftheDead Altar Competition with your spectacular altar ...
06/11/2020

Wow! Well done @magalyflores22 for winning 2nd place in the #DayoftheDead Altar Competition with your spectacular altar at Central Library. #manchester #diadelosmuertos

27/10/2020
Tony Hawkins Piccadilly Radio Tapes (1/4 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead)

Tony Hawkins used to work as producer and presenter on Piccadilly Radio. Recently he deposited some 40-year-old tapes with us. Here's Tony meeting Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. Sound on! (1/4)

Read the replies to this post for the other videos featuring Roy Harper and Frank Zappa.

#AudiovisualHeritageDay #uosh #saveoursounds

Read more here: https://northwestsoundheritage.org/2020/10/26/piccadilly-radio-the-stories-behind-the-sounds/

Back when the pools where closed listening to this was the next best thing. We couldn't get in to work on our tape machi...
27/10/2020
Remembering Victoria Baths

Back when the pools where closed listening to this was the next best thing. We couldn't get in to work on our tape machine for a couple of months so we concentrated on collections on minidisc and CD. Cataloguing Manager Vicki Caren became fascinated by the Friends of @victoriabaths interviews... #AudioVisualHeritageDay #uosh #saveoursounds

https://northwestsoundheritage.org/2020/10/23/remembering-victoria-baths/

Victoria Baths, males 1st class swimming baths, Manchester, 1905 (m51825) In June 2020 I started cataloguing the Greater Manchester Oral Histories. This collection of MiniDiscs and CDs was brought …

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I am looking for old photos of Weybridge Road Ancoats pre 1975. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction. Many thanks x
an ongoing manchester project drawn from 5k photos i took over the last 7 yrs. a collage featuring the library in the background. one of a series of collages of manchester and its people. detail in this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKjVhn3HD0&fbclid=IwAR3NDPuiMYpYlCBxt_FIF3B6bYNFOcSRdwexRMzC-dD9LQFJfIjgGyRAPBU
I visited the Bobbins - Chris Sievey Exhibition last week and really enjoyed looking through the artwork. Are there any plans to digitise the art before it goes into storage and to upload it online for others to access? It seems it would be a crying shame to keep it locked away when people could enjoy and be inspired by it. Plus the eyepod and earpod material could also be made available online as well. Thanks.
Can anyone help please? My grandparents were married at Chorlton Register Office, Manchester, on 15th March 1916. I am trying to get a photograph of them if possible, maybe from a newspaper of that time but don't know where to start. Any idea's please?
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Thank you for a great afternoon!