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Memories and the history of Manchester’s Windrush Generation

On the morning of June 22, 1948, the HMT Empire Windrush pulled in to Tilbury docks, Essex, carrying 802 hopeful Caribbean migrants on board....

The cast of Corrie returns to the cobbles and we take a trip down memory lane

The Coronation Street cast has returned to the cobbles after being in lockdown. Over the past few months, the show had relied on its...

Love Me Do….The Beatles & Roy Orbison gig that rocked my world in Manchester, 1963

Radcliffe reporter, Pauline Smith, shares treasured memories of seeing the Fab Four perform in Manchester in 1963.  Becoming a teenager in 1961 was really a...

Best mates and motorhead who brought a little bit of Mexico to Manchester

Our editor, Bob Alston, is a bit of a motorhead - a fan of anything with an engine from being a young lad. Here...
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Delve into Manchester Memories with new Archives service

The Manchester libraries' Archives+ service has launched a series of online memory boxes to connect people to their local history while in lockdown. Siobhan O'Connor,...

Remembering Frank Sidebottom – a cult figure on the Manchester comedy and music scene

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the talented Chris Sievey (the man behind the papier mâché head of Frank Sidebottom). Chris,...

From Wales to Wigan – memories of the Casino Club

Member of the TAMG community, Steven Jones, shares his account of making the pilgrimage from Llanraheadr-ym-Mochnant to Wigan in a quest to Keep The...

Growing up in Ashton-on-Mersey in the Fifties

Talking About My Generation reader Jane Thompson shares a snapshot of memories of growing up in Ashton-on-Mersey in the 1950s: with a tour through...

One man’s memory of watching Bowie make his Manchester debut

Bowie fan and Shropshire lad Graham Dyke shares his experiences of visiting Manchester for the first time to see David Bowie perform at the...

Bond, the bear and me – Paddington fan’s own tale of travels to London

Jane Lesley Pearson has been a Paddington Bear fan since she was a child but never dreamed of becoming friends with the famed author...
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Being Transgender: the hurt and the pain

This poem, submitted by Pauline Smith, follows her feature piece: Being Transgender: The Pain and The Glory.  Trans am I As are my sisters brothers And non...

Murder, mayhem and shenanigans: Stockport writer pens book about his hometown

Reddish-based writer Nick Fisher's newest book describes Stockport's colourful history, covering anything from celebrity sightings to it's own unsavoury characters. The book, Hardmen Gangsters Jokers...

New Facebook page celebrates Salford’s wildlife

Wildlife loving Salford residents have come together to share their photography, advice, and queries about wildlife around the city. The Salford Wildlife Facebook page was set...

Are you sitting comfortably?

“Then I will begin” - said Daphne Oxenford on the cult children’s TV programme “Listen With Mother” in January 1950. “Listen With Mother” was broadcast...

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