Home. Different journeys, one life.

Scope and Content

Seven oral history interviews with accompanying summaries and recording agreements. Exhibition material including photographs, interview extracts, presentation and exhibition boards.

Administrative / Biographical History

Limelight is Trafford Housing Trust's flagship community health and wellbeing hub. It provides a range of services to the Old Trafford community as well as being home to extra care residents who reside in the 81 purpose built apartments. These residents represent the rich and diverse community that forms the real Old Trafford.

2018 is the 70th Anniversary for the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks. Anniversary celebrations have recognised the pioneering Windrush generation's shaping of British social, cultural and political life. The cultural heritage of the Old Trafford community has certainly been shaped by these events.

In recognition of this anniversary, Limelight celebrated the history of immigration between the UK and the Caribbean by exploring the stories and personal histories of our residents through oral history. This culminated in an exhibition of personal portraits and stories at Limelight between October and December 2018. Interviews and exhibition by David Govier. Curation by Nicole Binns and David Govier. Exhibition design by Rebecca Perry. Photographs by Rik Jundi.


Digital folders are arranged by interviewee; there are two separate folders for interview documents (like the project brief and information sheet) and the exhibition (for the exhibition boards, launch video and interview extracts)

Access Information

24 hours notice is required to view this collection. Material will then be accessible through Manchester Central Library Search Room, Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. To access this collection please: Contact the archive

Acquisition Information

Transferred by David Govier who worked on the project undertaking interviews and exhibition.

Other Finding Aids

Summaries with time-codes and brief biographies exist for all interviews.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The collection is made up digital files including .wav, .mp3, mp4, .doc and .pdf

Conditions Governing Use

Most interviews are copyright Limelight; see individual interviews for reproduction conditions.
Images are copyright Rik Jundi. No unauthorised re-use.

Appraisal Information

Interviews with residents Jennifer Correia, Daphne Richards, Roy Francis and scheme manager Nicole Binns not deposited. All summaries have been checked with interviewees and corrected where necessary, apart from Norris Jones.


More oral histories are planned for 2019.