Overspill explores the stories of people who moved from Manchester slum clearances during the 1950/60s to the six original 'overspill' estates across Greater Manchester, with a particular focus on Darnhill in Heywood and Langley in Middleton. Families were uprooted from inner city dwellings and moved to outer suburbs, mainly built on farmland.
The project will deliver a busy programme of activities, workshops and interviews to identify and record the memories and experiences of the people who moved during that time. It will also deliver activities that better explain and interpret this heritage to new audiences. And will produce:
- book, film and website
- three exhibitions (Darnhill, Langley and central Manchester)
- archive material
- local history resources for primary schools / train teaching staff
- dementia reminiscence resource / train care providers
We are delighted to have been awarded £63,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and a total of £4,000 in match funding from our partners at Guinness Partnership and Riverside Housing to deliver this project.
For details of how to apply, please click here