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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. The project will uncover and collect these untold stories and also reinterpret them to engage new audiences by delivering an busy engagement programme of activities.

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.

News 31 October 2018
We're recruiting!
We're recruiting!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and are recruiting for a Project Manager to deliver, Overspill.

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Charity number: 519394

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