My Nana was offered housing in Darnhill and she said “I was born and bred in Collyhurst and I’ll stay in Collyhurst for the rest of my life!” And she did! She was born in 1945 just after WWII. Lewis
I moved to Darnhill from Salford (Bury New Rd. Strangeways area) in 1963 and that winter was very bad. In Salford, we had no electric, 1 cold tap, no hot water and a private landlord. At school, we used to talk about TV and I was very jealous. There was a running joke: ” have […]
My 5 daughters and son have grown up on Darnhill. They all went to Sutherland Rd School and each of them have done very well. The house we have is really nice with a large back garden, front garden and side of the house. We have always taken care of each garden, lots of flowers. […]
I moved to Darnhill from Fallowfield with my husband and 3 children in 1972. It seemed very strange, but after a few weeks of getting to know people I realised they had all been in the same boat. We all became friendly and soon became best friends, helping each other out. By this time, my […]
I’ve lived in Middleton for 80-odd years. My name is William, I was born in a cottage in Middleton. It was a very old terrace and on that road there was a small shop in one of the houses (which my maternal grandmother worked at). At the end of the row was a Co-operative Society […]
I remember when it was all fields up here. It started near Wood St. and it was all green. You’d look up Wood St. and all you’d see was green. We moved from Oldham to Clayton after the war and then we moved to a prefab on Victoria Avenue East in Middleton, near the Avenue […]
There was a row of shops on Bowness Road where my mum worked. I remember going to our local pub The Falcon with my dad and my uncle. I grew up on the estate and lived there until I was 26 when I met my future wife and we have been married for 30 years.