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Over the coming months, Castlefield Forum are working on two initiatives to capture and celebrate what makes this area of Manchester special, and we need your help.

Be part of it!

If you could spare 10 minutes to answer our questions it would be a huge help. Follow this link

Completing this survey will contribute to both of the projects detailed below.

Join in the conversation on social media #spiritofcastlefield

Spirit of Castlefield

Working with the National Trust we are gathering together information on what makes Castlefield unique, distinctive and cherished to the people that live, work and visit the area. We will be using this to help inform a piece of work which captures the ‘spirit’ of Castlefield, and will ultimately help us to form a plan with which we hope to influence future decisions affecting the area or identify an action plan and future priority projects.

Roman Gardens Timeline

The second initiative is a piece of public art which will be a defining feature of the regeneration of Castlefield’s historic green space, the Roman Gardens off Liverpool Rd, opposite the Museum of Science & Industry’s Air & Space Hall. In partnership with Manchester City Council and BDP Landscape Architects, we’re helping to design a timeline spanning the length of the path that follows the route of the original Roman road.

Said to be the birthplace of Manchester, the Romans built Mamucium Fort on this site in AD 79; from here the city of Manchester grew. Rather than relying on history books alone, we want as many points as possible on our timeline to come from people who have a personal or family connection to the area. We’d love you to share your memories, family stories, facts and local knowledge to help shape it.