Press Release: Salford Then and Now

10th February 2015

Swinton Photographic Society will be exhibiting at Ordsall Hall from Sunday 8 February to Sunday 10 May 2015.

Members of the society used old photographs from Salford's Local History Library and took current images of the exact locations, or as close as possible, as they appear today. The images captured and displayed in this exhibition demonstrate just how remarkably, or perhaps not in some instances, such locations have changed, but also how the people and life in Salford has changed.

Swinton Photographic Society was established in 1945 and members meet weekly and enjoy all aspects of photography.

Keith Barber, Hon. President of the Society says:

Swinton and District Photographic Society have greatly enjoyed the challenge in capturing the modern day images of various locations throughout the greater Salford area that for the core of this exhibition.

Heritage Manager, John Sculley says:

This is an interesting and creative collection of work. Photography is accessible to all and a great way to get out and about and be creative.

Contact for further information, images, quotes etc:

Kellie Brown, Marketing Officer, 0161 778 0819,
Amy Goodwin, Exhibitions Officer, 0161 778 0883,

Notes for the editor:

Salford Community Leisure provides sport, leisure and cultural services in the city. We manage a wide variety of facilities and activities across the eight neighbourhood areas within the city, including sport and leisure facilities, community centres, libraries, community use high schools, museums and the Music and Performing Arts Service.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire.

Ordsall Hall - Salford's Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house - was first recorded in 1177. Since then, it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts!

Today, it is an engaging heritage site open to visitors 5 days a week throughout the year. Surrounded by landscaped grounds, it boasts hands on exhibitions, immersive room settings and a small cafe.


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