Exhibition Heritage

Overspill: the history of the Manchester slum clearance to Darnhill and Langley

Overspill: the history of the Manchester slum clearance to Darnhill... © Manchester Libraries, Information & Archives
People’s History Museum
Now — 12th January 20
10:00am — 5:00pm
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This fascinating exhibition explores the stories of people who were moved during the Manchester slum clearances of the 1950s and 1960s to the original overspill estates across Greater Manchester. Families were uprooted from inner city dwellings and moved to outer suburbs, mainly built on farmland.

Cartwheel Art’s Overspill project has focussed on Darnhill in Heywood and Langley in Middleton and has uncovered the stories of the people who lived through the slum clearances, giving them the opportunity to voice their experiences.

Suitable for all ages

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