Manchester Histories Festival

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians: Inspire Centre

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Ahead of our Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians exhibition at Archives+ we wanted to share with you this lovely contribution from one of the community groups, the Inspire Centre.

Inspire BlogInspire Centre in Levenshulme is a vibrant community hub which for many years has served as a key place of worship and connectivity for the local community. In the exhibition, see how the building used to look in the early 1900s, what happened during its transformation and the legacy it is creating for the future history of Levenshulme and Greater Manchester.

In a heart-warming video in the exhibition, this member of Inspire shares his memories of how the building used to look when he was growing up in the area.

Do you remember the light through the trees as it shone in through the beautiful windows?

Be inspired by Inspire’s history and future through their colourful and proud exhibition at Archives+, launching soon.

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians is a Manchester Histories project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Manchester Histories have been working with communities across Greater Manchester with the aim of revealing less familiar histories and heritage; that is to say, the histories of the people, buildings, families, communities and places that make up our lives. These histories can become ‘hidden’ because they are not always recorded, nevertheless, these important social histories often shape us and the places we live, and Manchester Histories are thrilled to be supporting people across Greater Manchester to uncover their own histories. Over the the last year we have been working with five community groups, plus, with the help of experts, we have developed an informative series of toolkits that aim to equip anybody with the skills they need to begin researching and creating their own archives.

The Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians exhibition runs from 11th November 2017 until 31st January 2018 at Archives+ with a special launch event from 3pm-5pm on Saturday 11th November, which everyone is welcome to attend.

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