Burnage: a place called home

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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? 

May 2019
20 May 2019

Oral History Training with Lunch

Learn techniques and the significance of gathering oral history with historian Belinda Scarlett.

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31 May 2019
Burnage Library, Activity and Information Hub, Burnage Lane
Manchester, M19 1EW United Kingdom
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Walk – Farms and fields: stories of a pre-Corporation Burnage

Imagine a Burnage with just a few houses surrounded by farms and fields, with flowing brooks and grazing cattle. (followed by a chance to delve into the library archives)

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June 2019
07 June 2019
Burnage Library, Activity and Information Hub, Burnage Lane
Manchester, M19 1EW United Kingdom
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Walk – Homes for Heroes: Burnage Corporation housing

Find out about the Housing Acts which lead to Manchester Corporation building housing estates across Burnage. We explore the first phases of Corporation Housing on this walk. (followed by a delve into the library archives)

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July 2019
03 July 2019
Manchester University Main Library, Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PP United Kingdom
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Visit to Manchester University Library

Examine original Ordnance Survey maps with the maps librarian at Manchester University Main Library.

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07 July 2019

Walk – Mindfulness stroll through green Burnage

Enjoy the green spaces around Burnage as we practice mindfulness in the outdoors. (followed by refreshments and mindful crafts at the Library)

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