On Wednesday 27 February 2019, we hosted our first Capturing Stories event at Stretford. The aim of this initiative is to supplement National Grid's heritage archives with a digital record of the memories of people who lived near to, or worked at the gasworks.
The event was well attended by members of the community. These included:
- 98-year-old Jack Nicholls who worked at the former Stretford Gasworks
- Dr. Peter Clough, an engineer, who was also employed at the gasworks and was part of the team that established the Stretford Process (the process that puts the smell into gas!)
- other local residents who had fond childhood memories of growing up near the former Thomas Street site.
A total of five people took part in the filming. Most of the attendees stayed at the event for the afternoon, chatting about their memories of Stretford and sharing local historical information that some had brought along with them.