Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Oral Histories


A collection of the oral histories recorded as part of the Burnage Memory Bank programme. Select one of the interviewees from the options on the right/below.

Ted Morgan and his family at Arbor Avenue

Ted Morgan and his family at Arbor Avenue

Celebrations in Burnage


Videos and oral history recordings of celebrations, events and street parties organised by Burnage residents, including the 50th anniversary of the Garden Village and the 1977 Diamond Jubilee. 

St. Nicholas' Church

St Nicholas Church- Homestead Farm to left.jpg

A striking modernist landmark alongside Kingsway, the church of St. Nicholas has been at the heart of the community in Burnage since the 1920s.

Take a look at photographs illustrating its construction, rising alongside the old Homestead farm; evocative of the transition Burnage experienced in the mid 1920s, a rural community on the fringe of Manchester consumed by the new estates.

Other exhibits show the Whit Walks which were lead by the church, passing the familiar Renold Works on Burnage Lane, along with photographs showing the groups and organisations which used the church as their base. 

"A milestone in the history of church architecture in England" 


Click here to listen to Bevan Taylor's oral histories.