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Life through the lens: snapshots of Salford's past

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Life through the lens: snapshots of Salford's past

Time: July 28, 2010 to March 1, 2011
Location: Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Street: Peel Park, Crescent
City/Town: Salford M5 4WU
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Phone: 0161 778 0800
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2010

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Event Description

To celebrate 10 years of the LifeTimes project, this exhibition shows some of the hidden gems from the museum, LifeTimes and local history library photographic collections.

On display are images of Salford from the last 100 years up to the present day, they cover all aspects of life in Salford, from the early days of mill workers, women sweeping the streets, a candle factory in Salford, kids swinging of lamp posts, the Queen's Jubilee street party complete with well dodgy fashions, to that of Thomas Darbyshire the Salford rat catcher complete with his victims lying at his feet whilst he proudly brandishes several rats in his hands.

Examples of vintage cameras through the years and a mock up of a photographer's studio are also on show, as well as a Young People's photography project merging old and new images.

Monday - Friday 10am - 4.45pm. Saturday and Sunday 1pm -5pm

Free admission.

Photo: Queen's Jubilee, 1977

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