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Childhood memories: Blue Raleigh Chopper

Here, Paul Hallows from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) remembers being the coolest kid on the block with his bike.  The 80s, that was...

Childhood memories: My dad in the newspaper

Here, Paul Hallows from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) remembers the touching story of how his dad got into the local news.  I had...

Childhood memories: Passwords and passion

Here, Chris Mutton from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) reflects back on her love for books, comics and reading throughout his childhood and beyond.   I...

Childhood memories: Toys and outdoor games

Here, Chris Mutton from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) reflects back on growing up in the fifties in Little Hulton, entertained by playing outdoors,...
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Childhood memories: Pontins at Sand Bay with mum

Here, Paul Hallows from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) remembers the yearly holiday camp visit, accompanied with lots of sand, sea and swimming.  Every...

Have you ever heard of the Growler? Looks a great way to get about town!

Have you heard of the Growler? Neither had we until our editor Bob Alston did some digging into his wife's family history and found...

Remembering my teenage years: Pauline in the hotseat

What better way to get to know our reporters than a quickfire, nostalgia loaded Q & A session all about those pesky teenage years. First...

Photo collection: 1980s Whit Walks in Chadderton and Royton

Our reporter Jean Friend has sent in some amazing photographs of a Whit Parade during the 1980s, ahead of Whit Friday which lands this...

Childhood memories: Whit Week Walks in Pendlebury

Here, our Salford reporter Chris Vickers brings back memories of Whit Walks, a special and significant occasion in Greater Manchester that always demanded the...

How I learnt to drive: Rene the Austin A30 and me

Rene was not a woman, Rene was a blue Austin A30 and the first three letters on her number plates read RNE, hence Rene...
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Childhood memories: Blue Raleigh Chopper

Here, Paul Hallows from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) remembers being the coolest kid on the block with his bike.  The 80s, that was...

Childhood memories: My dad in the newspaper

Here, Paul Hallows from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) remembers the touching story of how his dad got into the local news.  I had...

Childhood memories: Passwords and passion

Here, Chris Mutton from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) reflects back on her love for books, comics and reading throughout his childhood and beyond.   I...

Childhood memories: Toys and outdoor games

Here, Chris Mutton from SWit’CH (Swinton Writers in t’Critchley House) reflects back on growing up in the fifties in Little Hulton, entertained by playing outdoors,...

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