Burnage Memory Bank is a two year project celebrating the stories and experiences of Burnage people.

We'd love to hear from you if you have any memories, stories, photographs, sound recordings or videos of Burnage you'd be willing to share, helping us to explore, record and preserve our history.

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Christmas on the Burnage garden village

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Every Christmas we had a fancy dress party.

Ted Morgan - Walking

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We hear about people's attitude to transport, and a long walk to the colliery for a bag of coke.

In the second clip, Ted describes walking to school and the area around Burnage Library.

Ted Morgan - Mother's Work

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After Ted’s father died, he describes his mother’s income and her job cleaning for a local doctor at his surgery on Burnage Lane.

Ted Morgan - Accidents and Illness

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Ted describes an accident he experienced at school, being pushed home on bicycle by teachers where his mother then carried him on the bike to the doctors.

Ted Morgan - Religion in Burnage

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Ted describes tension between Catholics and Protestants in Burnage. Ted’s best friend was a Catholic which was unusual.