Article from the Manchester Evening News 1st June 2005: “THE population of Heywood swelled when thousands of people were moved out of the Manchester slums and into the Heywood countryside of Darnhill” https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/nostalgia/heywood-grows-as-darnhill-rises-1139421
This picture was shared by Lisa the younger girl in the picture. The older girl is her friend who lived on the same road. The photograph was taken around 1977. Lisa no longer lives in Darnhill, having moved away in 1993 My dad would have no doubt taken the picture as he loved snapping everything […]
In March 2020, as the Overspill project was drawing to an end, the world went into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here we explore what life in lockdown has been like some people in Darnhill.
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