This month we are in Bury, where photographer Gary Roberts found a place brimming with history and social change – for better or worse.
Each month, photographer Gary Roberts is capturing life in one of the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester. This is Tameside.
A project funded by English Heritage, with volunteer support from the University of Manchester, revealed the links between archaeology, social history, and the lives of former residents.
Photographer Gary Roberts was back on the road again last month, gathering images of life in Trafford as part of our whistle-stop tour around Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs.
This month, we sent photographer Gary Roberts to Bolton, to see if there was anything good happening there. It was a mixed picture.
Last weekend, Manchester United’s men’s, women’s and youth teams all marked the anniversary of the 1958 crash at games and services both here and in Germany. Zoe Hodges reports on an emotional weekend.
The cost-of-living crisis is something affecting everyone, from young families that live paycheque-to-paycheque, to businesses whose outgoings have significantly increased whilst their profit margins have declined. Though many find their escape in football, football can’t escape the current financial climate. Although the top Premier League clubs appear unfazed by the situation, it is a different story for lower league sides such as Rochdale AFC.
Women playing football is nothing new, but women being paid to play professional football is. Since 2018, professional female footballers earn £47,000 per year, a good sum by anyone’s standards but when compared with male footballers’ salaries, it’s pocket money. But it’s a start, and change only comes about when people who care, show it.