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An oral history account of Bevan Taylor of St. Nicholas' Church on his memories of Kingsway in Burnage.

Leonora describes her house being built in 1926: her father worked on the railways chose a house by Burnage railway station, registering his interest while it was being built.

John Pollard, archivist at St. Margaret's Church, Burnage, has shared these documents, the first of which details the purchase of lands 'in or near Burnage Lane, Errwood Road and Mauldeth Road... bounded on the west by Burnage Lane, on the south by…

Gillian Cragg, member of our local history group, shares this wedding photograph of her relatives from Moorton Avenue, Burnage.

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Burnage: a place called home

Burnage: a place called home is an eighteen month celebration of the history and stories of the Manchester Corporation's housing estates built in the 1920s and 30s. Why were they built? How were they built? Who moved here? How did they transform this blank canvas into a community? We'll be running a series of Heritage Lottery Funded activities over the course of the programme exploring these questions, sharing our findings with the people of Burnage. Why not get involved too?  Read more About Us