An Exhibition of Film & Photography of Stretford from the 1960s & ’70s

Exploring the history of one of Manchester's most infamous buildings and the surrounding area...

By Manchester's Finest | 17 November 2021

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Stretford House 50++ brings you an exhibition of original photographs of Stretford from the 1960s & ’70s. This is accompanied by a new film produced using both archival 8mm & recent digital footage.

A collaborative project between Stretford Local History Society and Manchester Modernist Society, the exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the twenty three floor high-rise block Stretford House.

This larger expanded version of the exhibition brings it back home to Stretford Public Hall. The whole idea is to seek a more positive attitude towards modern architecture rather than it being criticised in a negative way.

By celebrating the continued existence of Stretford House which is a famous landmark, the hope is to instil some degree of local pride in a classic 1960’s tower block right in the heart of Stretford.

There is also some speculation as to how the landscape and skyline of Stretford might change in the next fifty years.

From Saturday 20th to Friday 26th November, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, at Stretford Public Hall, there will be hourly film screenings of ‘A Short Film About Stretford House’ and an opportunity to view the exhibition of photographs.

The project has been curated by Bill Mather and supported by Jessica Loveday from Trafford Culture Champions.


Stretford House 50++ Exhibition

Dates: From 20th November – 26th November
Times: Hourly screenings from 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Stretford Public Hall

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