We all have photographs in our collections that remind us of holidays, parties or just gatherings of friends and neighbours. It's good to remember.

We've got together some images from our collections that might make you think about pictures you have at home.  The header image is of a street party that was held on Tenth Street, Trafford Park in 1937.  The party was to commemorate the Coronation of George VI.  There have been lots of Royal occasions since then, weddings, births, coronations, jubilees - perhaps you've got pictures of your street covered in bunting.  We'd love you to share them with us on our Facebook page.

 

For a long time now, Mancunians have been holidaying in Blackpool.  Most of us have got at least one photograph of ourselves or a family member eating candyfloss, wearing a "Kiss Me Quick" hat.  Here are a couple of our favourite archive photographs of people having fun in Blackpool.

On Holiday in Blackpool C.1900's
Blackpool, 1924,

Above is a photograph showing festivities in Manchester in 1984 marking Chinese New Year.  The dragon dance is a highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations all over the world, and Manchester's China Town is no exception.