Stretford House 50 ++ A photographic exhibition & new film screenings

Stretford House 50 ++ bring you an exhibition of original photographs of Stretford from 1960s & ’70s and a new film produced using both archival 8mm & recent digital footage.

Stretford House 50++ is a collaborative project between Stretford Local History Society and Manchester Modernist Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the twenty three floor high-rise block Stretford House in 2018.

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 1960s 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.

This event will be from Saturday 20th to Friday 26th November.

On Saturday 20th and Sunday the 21th November from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, at Stretford Public Hall, there will be hourly film screenings of ‘A Short Film About Stretford House’ & an opportunity to view the exhibition of photographs.

From Monday 22nd to Friday 26th November 2021, only the photo exhibition (no film screening) will be available at the following times, at Stretford Public Hall.

Please note there is no need to book time slots just turn up.

Monday – 10.00 am – 16.30 pm

Tuesday  – CLOSED

Wednesday – 10.00 am to 16.30 pm

Thursday – 14.00 am – 16.30 pm

Friday – 10.00 am to 16.30 pm

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

Download the flyer here