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REELmcr is a dynamic, not for profit social enterprise, committed to giving a voice to the most alienated, deprived, under represented and vulnerable communities. We provide intergenerational community groups from across the North West, with the opportunity to gain experience of innovative media production and a chance to tell the personal or collective stories of individuals and communities, using filmmaking as a medium for storytelling, encouraging groups to focus on the issues that affect all members of their community, rather than their differences, cohesion is the goal that underpins all of our projects.

 

 

Langley - World War I (Heritage Lottery Project).

 

A Commemorative poem/film project that will focus on the ancestors of the community living on the Langley Estate in Middleton, North Manchester.

 

The Langley Estate was built by Manchester Corporation during the 1950's as an overspill estate during the slum clearance of inner City Manchester.

The ancestors of people on Langley originate from
areas such as: Collyhurst, Miles Platting, Newton Heath, Cheetham Hiil and Ancoats.

Many of the men from these areas enlisted into the Manchester Regiment during the Great War, providing a wide demographic for potential source material.

Participants on this project will therefore learn about the experiences of the ancestors in the First World War but will also learn about the roots of their community.

Langley has a strong community ethic but suffers from a stigma from those outside the area. The project aims are to celebrate and educate through research visits, local historian workshops and poetry writing workshops.

The research gathered by the participants will act as source material for a poem based around their findings which will tell their ancestors involvement in World War I.

Residents living on the Langley Estate in Middleton, North Manchester will be invited to submit family photographs from World War I and tell the stories which surround them..

 

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Booth Hall Hospital Heritage Project

 

 

 

 

 

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