Gladys remembers a very different park, with a band playing in the band stand, while football teams from the local pubs continued their tournaments for local victory. Look at the difference between these photographs - the first is from a postcard…

We have featured some wonderful original features of the Burnage Corporation Houses - the ceiling rack for example. But who remembers the doors? You could choose which colour to have your door painted, look at the blues of these doors! What…

Ann remembers her father getting dressed up to go to the pub on a Sunday, is this something your parents did? Do you visit the same drinking holes now?

Hans Renold was the inventor of the roller chain. Having found great success in smaller premises, he sought to build a larger factory and began work building in Burnage in 1906.An early champion of worker’s rights, he was one of the first employers…

Over the past couple of weeks we have shared memories of some of the fixtures and fittings Burnage residents recall from their homes.Particularly prominent have been memories of back to back ovens, ceiling washing racks and mangles.Now Southway's…

The Working Woman’s House was published in 1919, summarising responses to a survey sent to all women by the Labour Party’s Women’s Housing Sub-Committee. The survey asked women what they most desired from a home. Responses included a want for…

A story which has come out of our conversations with Burnage people and during our sessions leafing through council minutes at Archives+, is the struggle some tenants had in paying their rent. Rents were higher than elsewhere in Manchester, and while…

Download and print this double-sided guide to explore the first Burnage Corporation Estate. Think about how it would have felt to arrive here in the 1920s and 30s from much busier and more overcrowded areas of Greater Manchester.