Local mental health charity MancSpirit is encouraging talented people and groups to take part in the festival which is running from October 23rd to 30th

The charity is on the lookout for videos and recollections – in fact any kind of submission – that showcase the diverse culture that exists throughout Trafford.

Why not be part of the festival? Visit the MancSpirit website at www.mancspirit.com, or Twitter and Instagram on @MancSpirit and @MancMade.

In the meantime, here’s your chance to test your Trafford knowledge in our weekly quiz.

 

Trafford Park was at the heart of the war effort from 1939 to 1945. The locally manufactured Avro Lancaster bomber, pictured, made 156,000 sorties during World War II. But how many tons of bombs did it deliver?

Thousands view a Lancaster bomber at the Wings for Victory wartime exhibition, March 1943
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What is Altrincham Football Club’s nickname?

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Electric generators, transformers, switchgear, meters and motors were all produced at the Westinghouse factory at Trafford Park. In what year did manufacturing begin?

Laying the foundation stone of the Westinghouse factory main office in Trafford Park
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Manchester United pulled off the brilliant treble of the League Championship, FA Cup and European Cup in 1999, bringing all three trophies back to Old Trafford. Which team finished second to United in the Premier League?

Manchester United bring the FA Cup, European Cup and Premier League trophy back to Trafford, May 1999
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The Queen opened the vertical lift Centenary Bridge on the Manchester Ship Canal between Eccles and Trafford Park in December 1994. Who officially opened the canal itself a century earlier?

Trafford Park’s Centenary Bridge is opened by the Queen and Prince Philip, December 1994
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How many workers were employed at Trafford Park during its peak in 1945?

The Thomas Hedley and Company soap works in Trafford Park, 1956
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Old Trafford Cricket Ground, opened in 1857, was the venue for the first ever Ashes Test to be held in England. In what year did it take place?

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Manchester United’s ground Old Trafford has been expanded and redeveloped continuously since its construction in 1909. What is its current capacity?

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What was the unusual local nickname of Stretford in the 19th century?

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It was due to the large number of pigs produced for the Manchester market

Rugby Union side Sale F.C. is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world. In what year was it founded?

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Trafford photos and stories feature in Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They’re packed with memories and unmissable pictures from the M.E.N. archive.

The books are on sale now for £14.99 including postage and packing. Just go to inostalgia.co.uk or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.