Local History Group


An article by David Reid, featured in A Burnage Miscellany 4 from Burnage Heritage, was the focal point of today’s session. Using the National Library of Scotland’s digitised 1848 Ordnance Survey map of the area, we journeyed from Didsbury Road to cross the Nico Ditch over Slade Lane, our route both following and diverging away from […]

Local History Group – A Roman Road through Burnage?




Today our Memory Bank Champions gathered for the first time at Central Library for an introductory session to kick-start our programme. Our minibus was greeted by David Govier from Central Library’s Archives who, along with Jackie Ould from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, gave us a guided tour of the library’s interactive digital exhibits area on the […]

Memory Bank trip to Central Library




With its local roots, there’s a wealth of material about the Burnage and South Manchester area in the Guardian’s archives. These can be accessed for free by any Manchester Libraries user (on any computer) via their Online Reference Library– all you need is your library card number. After brief instruction on using the search […]

History Group – Exploring the Guardian’s Digital Archive