Collyhurst War Memorial Project

“Thank you so much for inviting myself & my partner to join you at the Academy for the Autumn event. We had a wonderful time. You, Josie and all the other volunteers and guests made us very welcome. We were both extremely impressed by the number of people that attended and amazed at all the hard work & effort that you have made in researching and collating all the archive material on display. My mum would have been in her element”.

- Ruth Redman (nee Bohanna).



Dear Amanda,

What a wonderful afternoon I had at your event last month. I had travelled all the way from Macclesfield to attend and I wasn’t disappointed. After almost 60 years you have managed to put me back in touch with the two brothers who lived next door to me on Collyhurst Road in the 1960’s – amazing. I can’t thank you enough”

– Ann Bowyer Selby (nee Sidwell)


“ This project you have embarked on is truly something special and of great importance socially and historically, keeping the memory of these men alive in the town where they were born and bred. I wish there were more people like yourself , it would make things a lot easier for people like myself who were attempting their family history”.

– Andy @ City Jackdaw.


“My family and I would like to thank you so much for all your assistance you have given us in finally getting my grandad’s name reinstated on the Collyhurst War Memorial. We wish you good luck with all your future endeavours. We sincerely hope that this research may go some way to making people more aware of what war was really about”.

- Terrance & Pat Gledhill & Frank & Dot Morrish.

Manchester Communication Academy Community

Silchester Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8nt.

0161 202 0161

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