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Working Class Movement Library

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Address: 51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX, England
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If you're in Salford anyway, this is an interesting place to look round. It is just across the road from Salford University - I nipped in with my 19 year old on a visit there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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Carlisle, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you're in Salford anyway, this is an interesting place to look round. It is just across the road from Salford University - I nipped in with my 19 year old on a visit there, and he found it very interesting. So many places focus on the wealthier end of society so it was refreshing to see somewhere with a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Unless you intend to carry out research (and I think you have to book in advance), I would advise against visiting this library. It has limited displays about the movement, so I only spent about 10 minutes there. I was born in Salford, so I was curious to see this building on the Crescent, a former bank, I understand.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

on the crescent near Salford University Opposite side of road the history of the working class movement

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My husband is doing a OU degree and he had to visit here on one of his assignments so I asked to go to and so glad that I did I thoroughly enjoyed it, took many photos and and it took me back to my younger years I will go back and would recommend it to all ages especially children... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

This library has a good selection of reference books but also small displays of various aspects of working class history. On Wednesdays there are free talks which are excellent and seem well attended. Tea was available afterwards but other days visitors can go across the road for refreshments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is in an old house near the Salford Crescent train station in Salford,UK, right across the river from Manchester. The house holds the lifetime collection of a couple who made it their life's work to gather and preserve the documents of left, including Communist, history. It's open afternoons, M-F. It's staffed by friendly volunteers who are also doing scholarly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

The Working Class Movement Library is , simply , unique . Whether you be scholar, student or just interested in history the collection will have something for you. Its also amazingly friendly Do go , you will be amazed

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