Links Around Manchester

This page brings together links to web pages concerning the Manchester area and its history.

Please note that these links are gradually being migrated to the 'toolbar' pages (see main menu)

Genealogical Pages    
General Information A large site providing useful information for beginners and addresses for UK archives.
Family Tree Resources Rachel Dunkley's site has information about a wide variety of sources which can be used in your family research.
General Local Pages    
Lancashire GENUKI Lancashire page Lots of general information, useful addresses and links to some interesting information sources.
Local Photographs Carl's Cam A Cheshire page which occasionally overlaps into Lancashire. Local photos especially of war memorials including transcripts of names.
Local Pages    
Blackley St. Peter Blackley The church's official web site which contains, amongst other interesting items, an index to the gravestones in the Upper Churchyard.
Bolton Welcome to Bolton Extensive and well-indexed site with lots of information about Bolton and the surrounding area.
Bolton Bolton Revisited The Bolton Information Network's site with a history of Bolton, photographs and residents' memories of Bolton in the past.
Bolton Bolton Remembers the War Bolton Remembers the War is an oral history project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has aimed to record and preserve representative living memories of Bolton people who shared the life of the town during the Second World War.
Burnage Burnage Heritage Rev. Dennis Nadin's pages about the history of Burnage with photographs and details of publications about the district.
Burnley Burnley in the Great War Burnley's part in the Great War. Rolls of Honour, lists of casualties, memorials etc.
Clayton St. Cross Church The home page for St. Cross includes a good history of this historic church as well as information about services and events..
Levenshulme Levenshulme Then and Now A personal view of Levenshulme, South Manchester, during the 1940s,1950s & 1960s. Compiled by George Nixon. A resident of Levenshulme from 1949 to 1973.
Manchester Manchester 2002 A useful information page about the city with some readable essays on the city's history
Manchester Our Manchester Lots of good local photos and information. A particularly good section relating to Belle Vue Gardens.
Manchester Virtual Manchester Lots of local information about the city and the services it offers. Not much history but very useful if you plan to visit.
Manchester Spartacus Educational A concise Manchester history with many links to topics of local interest.
Manchester ManMates Good collection of local photographs and reminiscences of old Mancunians
Manchester Photographs of Manchester Aidan O'Rourke's page has a large collection of excellent photos of present day Manchester.
Manchester Manchester Local Image Collection Manchester Archives and Local Studies' collection of over 77,000 images of Manchester from early prints and photographs. Has a good keyword index.
Manchester Old Photos of Manchester Part of a wider photographic archive. A small number of nevertheless excellent photographs of Manchester apparently from old postcards.
Manchester Manchester General Cemetery Transcription Project Information about this important project to photographically record and to transcribe the memorials at MGC.
Oldham Visit Oldham Local information, history and heritage.
Oldham Oldham Historical Research Group Active group which meets regularly in Oldham.
Prestwich Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society Articles, photos and meetings programme.
Rochdale Welcome to Rochdale The borough's official page. Use the Site Map to find your way around this vast site.
Rusholme Rusholme and Victoria Park Archive This website is about a history of Rusholme & Victoria Park. You can search the website by entering a keyword in the search box at the top of each page The archive has been compiled by a Rusholme resident who has been collecting old postcards, photos, books and other memorabilia which illustrate the ways in which the area has changed over the past 100 years.
Salford Salford Roots
(Internet Archive)
Joan Lawler's pages contain a wealth of Salford information including register and census extracts. [This site ceased in 2007 - the link is to an archived copy]
Salford Salford Local History
(Currently unavailable)
Derek Antrobus manages this site which provides information about Salford and has many local history links
Salford Salford Hundred
Historical & Genealogical Information
Elaine & Roger Hart's goldmine of data about the Salford Hundred within which Manchester and Salford located.
Salford Kersal Flats The history of Kersal and of Kersal Flats with musical accompaniment.
Simister Simister in the Twenties and Thirties Edith Oughton's new (2005) pages with stories and photographs of Simister people and places.
Tameside Tameside Local & Family History Gay Oliver's site is an invaluable resource for information relating to this area, including many transcribed local records.
One Name Studies    
MORT of Lancashire MORT Family News, Photographs, Stories, Pedigrees and a searchable database provide extensive information about MORT families in Lancashire.

Updated 23 March 2019 - John Marsden