On Saturday 30th October, the Salford Local History Forum are holding a history festival. This will take place at Fletcher Hall and St Peter’s Church, Swinton. There will be over 30 history stalls, five talks from invited speakers on a range of local interests, and a quiz for children. St Peter’s Church will host the premiere of ‘The Bridgewater Waltz’, a display by St Peter’s Primary School, and guided tours of the building. Other highlights include a mobile exhibition of memorabilia, a vintage bus and a heritage trail.

Entry to the festival is free. Parking is available at the council car park at the corner of Vicarage Road and Partington Lane. It is fantastic to see the return of live history events. Do go along and show your support if you can, and enjoy a great day out.

For more on the festival, including a pdf download which give details of the timings for the events, see the Salford Forum site here.

More Good News

Eccles and District History Society have resumed their regular programme of historical talks. Upcoming ones include the history of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Days of Dolly Blue and Izal, and the Manchester and Salford Blitz. For more details of upcoming dates and talks, see their website here.