History


A full house greeted our guest speaker Chris Makepeace this afternoon, and they were rewarded with a wonderful talk about the value of photographs in understanding our history. Illustrated with a reel full of seldom seen images, we were given advice on examining and dating photographs. What buildings were in the background- […]

Chris Makepeace at Burnage Library





We spent this afternoon immersed in old maps, exploring the magnificent resource provided by the National Library of Scotland. While we’ve used this site before, the recent extension of their 25 inch digital maps to include the Manchester area provided a little needed invitation to revisit the material. At this scale  postboxes are […]

Digital Historic Maps Session







We had a busy session yesterday promoting the Burnage Memory Bank, speaking to people with great memories the area and learning a great deal in the process. One visitor brought with her a great number of photographs from her childhood on the Garden Village; the images showing, amongst other things, productions of the […]

Burnage Memory Bank – Open Afternoon



We’ve created a dedicated site for the Burnage Memory Bank programme, a space where people’s recollections, stories, photographs, sounds and videos can all be shared: http://www.burnageactivityhub.org.uk/memorybank It’s always being updated, but at the minute we have photographs from the Duchess of York hospital, pictures showing the allotments on Cringle Fields during the Second […]

Burnage Memory Bank Website