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. […]
1963 British Pathe made a film called “Flats up in half the time” which shows Darnhill being built. The film showcases the very latest modern methods of construction that were used to build the tower blocks. To view the film click here The flats in Darnhill were demolished in 1999, just 36 years later.
By William Frank at XYLO
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 […]
Not a very nice street I’m the char woman! £5 an hour – that’s cheap! I’m cheap because I help my neighbours. We’ve got a chef – from Nandos – chicken, rice and peas. We once cooked a meal for Gracie Fields. It was years ago now. I used to build tanks. David’s a pilot […]