Legacy of Ahmed Project Archive

Scope and Content

This project contains the project outputs created for the Legacy of Ahmed Project as well as the donated material given to the project. The project includes oral histories, videos, project outputs, material re the Longsight-Sylhet Link group from 2003, material of Ahmed Iqbal Memorial Trust and School as well as Ahmed Iqbal Ullah and his family. It consists of both physical and digital content.

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Administrative / Biographical History

In 1986 Ahmed Iqbal Ullah was murdered at Burnage High School by a fellow pupil. This project, managed by the Ahmed Iqbal Ulah Education Trust, aimed to mark the legacy of Ahmed by exploring the memories of his murder and the organisations that were established in memory of him including the Ahmed Iqbal Memorial Trust and School, the Manchester Bangladeshi Women's Organisation Ananna and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust.


Arranged into the following series: oral histories, oral history portraits, other project outputs, material regarding the Longsight-Sylhet Link group 2003, material regarding the Ahmed Iqbal Memorial School and project's school visit, material of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah and his family and finally some related material gathered on the project.

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

Other Finding Aids

Index and summaries for oral histories included in the collection; index of audio material recorded at the Ahmed Iqbal Memorial School included in the collection; itemised list for Fatima Begum's papers available on request

Conditions Governing Use

Photographs and press material subject to copyright laws. Please contact the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre for more details.

Custodial History

This collection was created and acquired through the Legacy of Ahmed project, conducted by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust in 2016. Donated material came from the various project partners, including members of the Longsight-Sylhet Link group; the Manchester Bangladeshi Women's Organisation, Ananna; Mrs Begum (Ahmed Iqbal Ullah's mother) and interviewees involved in the project.

Related Material

GB3228.22/2/9 Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust archive, GB3228.58 Ananna archive, GB3228.4 Macdonald Inquiry papers