I was 21 when I came up here. I was born in Ancoats. When they brought the houses down, we went to Chorlton on Medlock, facing High Street baths. The council that only had those houses for 13 years and so we were moved to Langley, I went working at the cigarette factory in the service of Oldham road, Senior Service.  

It was okay when we moved here. We had a son when I was 38. He went to St Mary’s. I’ve got two grandchildren now who live in Middleton had to share a bedroom with my mom, because we only had two beds.

Langley did get a bad name but over the last five or six years it’s gotten much better.

Iris K