My first Christmas was in 1967. My daughter Helen was 2 months old. It was lovely. We had Christmas dinner at my mother-in-laws. It was a lovely atmosphere. My husband was from Higher Openshaw. He came with his mum and dad. I came from Bacup so it was a smashing atmosphere, everybody was very friendly. […]
Where do I start? I was born in 1967 and we moved up from Clayton, Manchester. Darnhill was where everybody knew everybody, and was very friendly. As a kid growing up you didn’t dare do anything wrong as there was this one bobby we called him Sherlock and he used to ride around on a […]
I came to Langley with my mum and dad when I was just a baby and we lived in the flats on Rowrah Crescent just overlooking the Golf Course. I remember the coal fire we had and burning my fingers on a piece of coal. I was only about 4 or 5. I remember the […]
Above are some photos that we found in the archives at Middleton Library of the Langley overspill. As you can see, the library has a fantastic range of documents detailing the history of Langley and the growth of a community. We used these photographs in one of our workshops at Burnside Community Centre and asked […]
Church services and Sunday School were held in St. Margaret’s School for a number of years before we raised enough money to build a church. We were made welcome by the people from St. James’ Church and my school was very welcoming to all who came. My 3 children started school there. There was a […]
When St. Margarets Church played Christmas music every Christmas Eve they were the best days. For some reason they’ve stopped but, I would love nothing more than to hear them play Christmas songs again to share the memory with my children.
This poem was written for and performed by 14 year old Lucy Kilduff at our Winter Overspill event at The Burnside Centre, Langely on 26th February 2020. A GOOD COMMUNITY A good community is somewhere everyone can shareIt’s a place where people show they careIt’s a place where people go with the flowWhere we all […]