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Newspaper articles

Thanks to Manchester Guardian newspaper archives, information in these articles helps to put community events into context. 18th May, 1894, Roman Catholic Whitsuntide Procession in Manchester “Walking with St. Chad’s were some 400 Poles and Lithuanians under their leader and … Continue reading

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St.Casimir’s, Collyhurst

In 1903-4 Lithuanians, Poles and Ruthenians (White Russians, Ukrainians) jointly financed a chapel in Manchester. The chapel building also housed community associations and clubs. They called it St.Casimir’s. It was on Pilling Street, off Rochdale Road near Collyhurst. Their priest … Continue reading

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Christmas 1957

Christmas was celebrated at the Lithuanian social Club by an annual visit of ‘Kalėdų Senis’. ‘Eglutė’ [Christmas Tree] often took place just after the New Year, within the 12 days of Christmas. As many travelled to the venue by bus, … Continue reading

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Large gatherings

Large gatherings of 2-300 people took place in hired halls. The Blackley Insitute on Rochdale Road was used several times until it was demolished. Cheetham Town Hall was then hired until about the early 1980s, when Manchester Council sold it. … Continue reading

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Moston Cemetery

St.Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Moston, North Manchester, is the final resting place of many Lithuanians. There are two communal sites. Some Lithuanian graves are closeby.

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St. Casimir’s Church – a Polish view

                      This extract is part of an unknown document by an unknown author. There are some errors in the dates, they don’t match other more reliable sources. Baraniecki gives us … Continue reading

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1952: Gathering

Some Club members celebrating in the Lounge, 1952. The Club was at 121 Middleton Road, Higher Crumpsall, then.

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Lithuanian families in 1901 census

My Grandfather was born in Lithuania and came over to Manchester around the 1885 period.  On the 1901 census he and his parents were living in Sanitary Street (later Anita St) and were slipper workers.  The family is listed as … Continue reading

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St.Casimir’s Church (2), Collyhurst

St.Casimir’s Church was on Oldham Road on the corner of Reather Street. The Priest’s (Rev.Foltin’s) house was at no.1 Reather Stereet, behind the church. Continue reading

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Rest in Peace

1952.1.17 Pranas Butkus 1953.6.6 Jonas Muraszka 1953.10.28 Petras Palkimas 1954.11.16 Pranas Puodžiūnas 1955.1.5 Juozas Arštikaitis 1955.2.8 Bronius Mikalauskas 1957.2.14 Nikodemas Gira 1957.12.28 Kazys Grigaravičius 1958.1.15 Konstancija Bikauskienė 1961.3.5 Juozas Sabaliauskas 1961.5.10 Stasys Mikalkėnas 1961.5.14 Zosė Baranauskienė 1961.6.4 Juozas Baziukas 1962.9.28 … Continue reading

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