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8th Didsbury Guides - 1961-2.jpg

8th Didsbury Guides - 1961-2.jpg
Photograph showing Guide company outside St. Nicholas around 1961/2. Maria Chambers is in uniform, her sister Dorothy was a helper.

Acacia Days

Acacia Days.pdf
Carole describes her time at the Acacias school in Burnage, detailing her journeys there, memories of the old house in which lessons were taken, school dinners, teachers and old friends.

Acacias Nursery Class 1935

Acacias Nursery Class 1935.jpg
This picture shows Pauline Lister in the Nursery Class at the Acacias

Acacias School - Miss Boyes Class

Acacias 1939 Miss Boyes Class.jpg
Miss Boyes Class in which Pauline Lister was a pupil.

Allotments on Cringle Fields

Two images showing the allotments sited at the bottom of Cringle Fields, alongside Avon Road, during the second world war.

Barbara - Working at a Furriers.pdf

Barbara at furriers.jpg
Barbara's description of her time working at a furriers in central Manchester.

Be-Ro Home Recipe book

This is my little treasure – my Be-Ro Home Recipe Book. The most used page in the book was the grubby, grease splashed Page 51. The reason for this was because we didn’t have enough money for tools like electric hand mixers, and it was the good old…

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Bevan Taylor - Catterick Lodge

Lancashire, Didsbury, Catterick Hall Lodge on Fog Lane c.1910.jpg
Bevan Taylor describes his parents moving to Didsbuty.

Bevan Taylor - Scouting Trip and Sheepdogs

Scouting and Sheepdogs.jpg
Photograph of Geoffrey Partington, Alan Cooper, Henry Wright and Bevan Taylor at Borthwen, Anglesey, 1941.

In embedded recording Bevan Taylor describes how a local farmer selected which sheepdog pup to keep.

Bevan Taylor - The Bombing of Burnage High School and Leaving Education.

BHS Barrage.jpg
Bevan Taylor tells us about the wartime bombing of Burnage High School and how this prompted him to leave.