Requesting Photos of Salford (1950-1975)

Family photo send by Diane Lingard

An important part of our research project is to collect memories and private photographs of the transition of Salford between 1950 and 1975.

One of our colleagues at the University of Salford – Diane Lingard – grew up in Salford. She shared photos from her family album. The one above shows her older brother, grandmother and aunt standing at a street waiting for a parade. She is not sure where the photos were taken but the church in the background could probably be identified.

We are looking for such photographs and other mementos of Salford and would like to use them in an exhibition at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery in 2024. If you would like to share them with us and if you happy that we would use them for this blog and/or the exhibition, please contact us:

8 Replies to “Requesting Photos of Salford (1950-1975)”

    1. Hi Peter, Thank you very much for your comment and link. Your father’s artwork is fascinating and beautiful. I would be interested in learning more about him. We are starting an oral history project as part of our research. Perhaps you would like to join it? If you would like to learn more about it, please email us:

  1. Hello my name is Tracey and I have some photos of my great gran and her brother and a couple of others in Hanky Park. Also there’s one of her in the Brass handles pub ( I think that’s what the pub was called )
    Would you like me to send via email?

  2. I have some family and other photos from that time span and even earlier I would be happy to contribute. I also lived in Salford and went to the Uni there in until 71. I have previopusly posted some of these pics to varuious Salford FB pages but not all the pics.

  3. I have several photos from my childhood childhood, with me and my sister in our avenue, another on a croft, which is no longer there,and several other locations

    1. Hi Patricia, Thank you for your offer. That sounds very interesting. If you have them already scanned, could you send them to If you would like to scan them, please let us know via email and we can arrange to scan them in our archives.

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