Glimpse the past through old images of Salford, in England’s North West Greater Manchester area.
Fancy Dress Parade 1923
The 1923 Fancy Dress Parade held to raise funds for the Salford Royal Hospital was captured on film.
The Mayor and Mayoress appear, along with lots of local people, and some buildings in the background.
Salford Royal Hospital (1923) – British Pathé on YouTube
Salford Children 1926
The opening title of this 1926 footage declares “Lancashire Happenings – Manchester and Salford cripples enjoy a motor ride”.
We see a great number of children with few adults around, before some sort of food is given out.
The film switches over to the Wilmslow Carnival – are the children watching? Presumably the motor ride is driving away from the carnival.
Handicapped children enjoy motor ride at Salford (1926) – British Pathé
Oddfellows Meeting 1927
In 1927, almost certainly in November, the meeting of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in Salford was captured on film.
The footage switches between a long procession of Oddfellow in regalia and other smartly dressed participants, and the group gathered around the War Memorial for the laying of wreathes.
The streets in the background look very foggy, and the vehicle heading in the other direction might be a tram.
This is just 9 years after the end of the Great War, later known as World War I, so Remembrance Sunday would have been a very emotional affair for those gathered. Right at the end of the procession, you can see a war medal worn by one of the men.
The procession ends with a line of policemen, followed by an old van.
GUOOFS meet at Salford (1927) – British Pathé on YouTube
Police Pantomime 1937
A look at Salford’s Police Pantomime in 1937, and a glimpse of the performances in store for ‘Dick Whittington’.
PC Arthur Scott directs traffic by day, and at night plays Alice.
Police Pantomime In Salford (1937) – British Pathé on YouTube