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This really make you feel like Christmas has arrived. Lucy describes the incredible success of Besses o’ th’ Barn Band just after the war. We begin with a musical introduction by the modern day Besses o’ th’ Barn Band recorded at the Longfield Suite in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. Looking at some old photos we find out what type of musical instru…
 
Dennis tells us about working at the dyeworks in Prestwich Clough during the last few weeks of its operation in the 1950s. He tells us how the man in the bowler hat was devastated by its closure. Having been a major contributor to the economy of Prestwich, it really marks the demise of the industrial revolution in the North-West. In particular, he …
 
Betty tells us of her recollections of owning and running the newsagents at Besses o' th' Barn with her brother before the construction of the M60 motorway in 1970. The interview took place at All Saints Church in Whitefield with organ music playing in the background and many people exhibiting photos of Whitefield and Besses of the past.…
 
Do you ever wonder what happened to your classmate? In this audio interview we found out what became of one of the classmates that appeared in the photo celebrating the Queen's Coronation photo on 2nd June 1953. The class of St Mary's School (the National) have undoubtedly taken many different parts. Barry explains how his own wanderlust began with…
 
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