Manningham Stories

Mind the Gap has received £7,000 funding from the Historic England Place Marker Pilot Project for a new project called Manningham Stories.

An image of an industrial factory with a large chimney against a blue sky. On the left of the image are the words Manningham Stories in white with the Historic England logo underneath

The project aims to mark a significant place that isn’t listed and make heritage more accessible for now and in the future.

We’re on the lookout for young people aged 18-25 who live in, or are connected to, the Manningham area. Together, we’ll find places and spaces in the area. We’ll then work with researcher, Daniel Foulds to discover the stories connected to them. This will help us to identify one significant landmark to recognise through the project.

Once a landmark has been chosen, participants will work with the team at Saltaire based People Powered Press – the largest letterpress printing press of its kind in the world – to create a piece of informative artwork that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Naelah Shahzad, Mind the Gap’s Community and Youth Development Worker says, “Manningham is full of iconic buildings, spaces and places, that – while not listed – nevertheless have fascinating stories to tell. We hope that, by working with young people who know the area well, we can identify an important landmark and give it the recognition it deserves through the Place Marker Pilot Scheme.

A series of free workshops will take place on alternate Saturdays between 10 September and 3 December 2022, 10:30am – 12:30pm at Mind the Gap Studios.

To join in or find out more please contact Maria Thelwell at Mind the Gap on 01274 487390, or use the contact for below.

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