Salford Histories Festival

The next Histories Festival will take place on Saturday 26th October 2024 at Salford Civic Centre but is no longer associated with this Forum.  Any enquiries should be made direct to Paul Kelly on 07887 903616 or 

The last Salford Histories Festival took place on Saturday 28th October 2023 at Fletcher Hall, Swinton.  Some photographs are here  and an article by Salford Now here.  Please contact Paul Kelly on 07887 903616 or for more information.

The 2022 Histories Festival was held on Saturday 29th October 2022 at Fletcher Hall and St Peter’s Church, Swinton  A report from Salford Now is viewable by clicking here. and some photographs are here.

The previous Festival was held on Saturday 30th October 2021 at  Fletcher Hall and St Peter’s Church, Swinton and was hugely successful.  The event was opened by Derek Atrobus at 10am and attracted people from far and wide, including Essex and Yorkshire!  Over 500 people attended and both venues were busy throughout the day. 

Some photographs are viewable by clicking here.

Here is some feedback:

  • First, I just wanted to say well done to everyone for putting on a magnificent day.  It worked really well, and the link between the 2 sites made it feel like one location, which was great. I was pleased to see it so well attended.
  • Many congratulations on an excellent day. The preparation work really paid off. It was well attended by people who really cared about Salford. I met some interesting people.
  • I would like to express my thanks for organising the festival yesterday. It was a very enjoyable day and provided the opportunity to see people who I had not seen for well over 18 months. We did very well. I think you and your team did a remarkable job bearing in mind the current situation. I would be grateful if you would extend my thanks to all those involved. If you want to summarise the day in a few words, I would say that it was a “Very good day, well organised and provided something for everyone, both young and old.”
  • The arrangements for parking, unloading and loading were very good.
  • Just a quick email to thank you and your colleagues for organising such an excellent event yesterday at Fletcher Hall. This was the first Salford Histories Festival that I have attended. I was impressed by the warm and efficient welcome and the whole smooth running of the event.
  • Excellent, value for money –  refreshments served by courteous staff.