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Pictured: Langworthy hosts fab Salford history festival this weekend

Langworthy Cornerstone is the place to be for sports, community and history lovers in Salford this weekend with a two-day event jam-packed full of fun.

The festival runs on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October, 12 noon till 4pm and a whole host of charities, history projects and groups will be showing off their best bits.

Among the local history exhibitions on show will be the Irwell Valley Mining Project, which tells the story of the incredible history of Salford coal mining.

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The exhibition will feature photographs, artefacts and memorabilia from the time when the North West was a powerhouse of the coal industry with pits at Agecroft, Wheatsheaf, New Town and Pendleton – itself the deepest in England where men worked 3,600 feet underground.



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Salford Streets Museum charts the demolished and forgotten streets of Salford and the stories from the families who lived there.

Alder Street, Langworthy, Salford 6 - Streets Museum

Alder Street, Langworthy, Salford 6 – Streets Museum

Thousands of homes have been ripped out of Salford history over the years with the slum clearances of the 1960s at Hanky Park (now part of Pendleton): this exhibition – which has been investigating for over five years – seeks to chart them all.

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Foundation staff have been working tirelessly to promote the sport in the City of Salford and beyond and are involved in all manner of interesting current sports and history projects.

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Showing off photographs, news cuttings and memorabilia are the Agecroft Chapel Restoration Group, which mobilised earlier this year to help save one of Salford’s most endangered historic buildings.


The prominent 1903 chapel was closed in the 1970s due to the high cost of repair: it could easily cost a million pounds to restore to its former glory.

Also getting a chance to air their latest news are the likes of Swinton Lions, Irlam and Cadishead District Local History Society, Eccles Local History Society, Salford University’s Archeology department, the Working Class Movement Library, and many more.

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Join in at Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ.

For more information or to book a stall phone Paul Kelly on 07887903616, or Gail on 07946529048.

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Tom is SalfordOnline.com's News Editor and community co-ordinator.