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.
I came from Manchester, but I was born in Salford. When we arrived on Langley it was nice and peaceful and it was countryside. It was lovely. The house was nice and warm and our lawn was long. We cut the lawn singing ‘here we go again’. I remember my parents shouting me in the […]
I came from Wythenshawe and came to Langley in the 50’s. I lived on my own in a flat. It had a little bit of a garden and had one bedroom. It was all farmland and there was a corner shop. I met my husband in 1961, got married and we stayed in the flat. […]
Community Like a market Wouldn’t go anywhere like that. Too much. Too busy. Looks like a Roman building. Does look Roman, doesn’t it? Like Italy or Spain. Greek or Roman. Two pillars. Flats above a shop Could be noisy. I remember being in Newcastle. I lived near the bridge – the River Tyne. And a […]
The following poems were written in Darnhill by participants of the Small Things Creative STORY BOX session held in at D’Oliveria Court on 8th May 2019. The sessions used the Overspill theme to share stories of Home and Community with Memory cafe participants who were living with, or caring for someone with, dementia. With thanks […]