What an adventure we have had in Ordsall

The project is reaching a crescendo this month with a Celebration Event at the Old Fire Station in the University of Salford campus.

We are pleased to welcome the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Enterprise at the University of Salford, Professor Nigel Mellors together with the Civic Mayor of Salford, Ian Stewart and the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Councillor Pete Dobbs who also happens to be Councillor for the Ordsall Ward. The other councillors for Ordsall, Cllr Ray Mashita (who is Chair of Planning and Regulatory Panel at the council) and Cllr Tanya Birch are also going to be attending.

All these grand people are coming to applaud the hard work of the Ideas4Ordsall cohort – 20 local people who were supported by the Cultural Intermediation project to develop ideas that they have for the local area.  These ideas have ranged from beehives in the Ordsall Community Allotments to a Social History play at the Salford Lads Club, to photo/craft/bike workshops to the Islington Community Festival. We have learned about World War 1 nurse Edith Cavell, a war heroine who was shot by the Germans for helping wounded soldiers escape Belgium from one enthusiast who is now giving regular talks across the city region about this remarkable woman.

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