SALFORD Under Construction
Introduction: Salford is a city in North West England sitting on the west bank of the River Irwell facing Manchester which lies on the east side of the river. The Manchester Ship Canal forms the southern boundary.The current population is 245600.
Although historically in Lancashire, Salford was the judicial seat of the ancient hundred of Salfordshire.
By being granted a charter in 1230, by the 6th Earl of Chester, Salford became a Free Borough.
In the Industrial Revolution the town was a major cotton, spinning and weaving centre as well as the inland port of the Manchester Ship Canal.
Became a County Borough in 1906 and gained City status in 1926.
The town held a few firsts, including first Free Library and first street to be gas lit.
After 20th century decline regeneration started with Salford Quays and University.
In 21st century Media City became home of some BBC departments and ITV Granada.
Things to do:
Cathedral:- This is the Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist. Located in Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LL this building has some beautiful stained glass windows and carvings. The building was commenced in 1844 and opened in 1848.
St. John is depicted in floor mosaics and the windows.
There is a cafe which is open from 10.30am to 4pm.
Ordsall Hall:- This beautiful Tudor building is free to enter but has a £2.50 + parking charge. As well as the house there are beautiful gardens. It is also the place known to be where Guy Fawkes plotted the Gun Powder Plot.
Open Monday to Thursday and Sundays the Hall has a cafe and bookshop.
The house is located on Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford, M5 3AN
Media City UK:- This area is crammed with cafes, bars, shops and entertainment facilities.
Located on the side of the Manchester Ship Canal this project also houses many BBC Television departments.
Also in this area the LOWRY art gallery can be found whic has the painters work in abundance.
You can also take a boat tour along the canal which also gives views of Old Trafford.
From Manchester Picadilly Station the venue lies on a spur on the Eclles metro tram system.
Barton Swing Aqueduct:- this is a Grade 2 listed structure, built in 1894, and is the only one in existence in the world. It allows pleasure and other small craft travelling on the Bridgewater Canal to pass over the Manchester Ship Canal. When a larger boat wishes to pass along the MSC the aqueduct swings 90 degerres to clear obstructing the MSC.
If you wish to see the Aqueduct in operation, contact the Bridgwater Canal Company for opening times.
Night Life: the best area in Salford for going out is the Salford Quays and Media City area. There you will find establishments such as Craftbrew, The Dockyard, Social 7 and Pier Eight.
If you like local theatre then you may like the Salford Arts Theatre. It produces a few productions a year, including panto. It can be found at Kemsing Walk, Liverpool Street, Salford. 0161 925 0111.
VUE cinema can be found at the Lowry in Salford Quays.
In truth most visitors to Salford visit Manchester, a couple of miles away for quality nightlife.
Stadium: Peninsula Stadium. Moor Lane. Salford. M7 3PZ
Joined League: 2019
Chairman: Karen Baird
Manager: Graham Alexander
Current League: League 2
Phone number: 0161 241 9772
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded as Salford Central in 1940 the club initially played in local Leagues.
1963 saw the club promoted to Manchester Football League and changed its name to Salford Amateurs. With the nickname Ammies they won the Lancashire Amateur Cup and Manchester Premier Cup on several occasions.
They moved into Moor Lane in 1978.
In 1989 they changed their name to Salford City and in 1990 made their FA Cup debut.
From this point the club slowly started to climb the Leagues and in 2008 reached the Northern Premier League.
In 2014 the club's fortunes completely changed when the "Manchester United Class of '92" took control of the club. They were Ryan Giggs, Gary & Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and they were joined by David Beckham in 2019.
After climbing Leagues again they reached the Football League 2 in 2019 and won their first match against Stevenage 2-0.
Moor Lane became the newly enhanced Peninsula Stadium and opened by Sir Alex Ferguson..
Car: The stadium lies just 2 miles from the M60 junction 17. After leaving the motorway here take the A56 heading to Manchester city centre. Once you reach a Lidl to your left and a Carphone Warehouse to your right, take the third right road into Moor Lane.
There is no parking at the ground nor surrounding streets which have a residents parking scheme. However, there is some parking on Moor Lane itself and roads a little further away such as Kersal Moor Road.
Travelling to and from the south leave the M60 at Swinton.
Rail: It is probably best not to get a train to the small stations nearer the ground. Manchester Victoria is probably the best station to use, if possible. From there you can take buses 87/98 heading in the Bury direction. You can also take a taxi from the main stations.
From both Victoria and Piccadilly you can take the Metro to Crumpsall Road.
Metro Tram: Route A from Altrincham to Bury passes through Victoria Station and Crumsall Road.
Route C from Piccadilly to Bury also stops at Victoria Station and Crumpsall Road.
Crumpsall Road is about 1.75 miles from the ground so need to be fit.
Bus: You can get a bus from all parts of Greater Manchester to Moor Lane. The services to use are 94, 97, X41 and X43.
For routes and Timetables visit Transport for Greater Manchester website..
Stadium: The Peninsula is a small compact stadium with covered stands on all sides and corners enclosed.
The Moor Lane Stand has most facilities and is all seater. At the rear of the stand are glass enclosed corporate areas.
Opposite is the Neville Road stand which has seating at the front, standing at the rear and has the dugouts.
The East and West areas are very similar in size and it is the East that holds away supporters.
The players enter the pitch from the south west corner.
For away fans the facilities are fairly basic with portaloos and a burger van for refreshments. It is hoped to improve all facilities over time.
Pubs are scarce in this part of Salford so suggest refrehment is taken in station aeas or Salford and Manchester city centres before leaving for the ground.