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Holy Name Church surrounded by demolished houses
The Jesuits at the Holy Name Church in Manchester have recently completed a research project to uncover memories and stories from the church’s parish past, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Lottery fund.The Holy Name was built by the Jesuits in 1871, and operated as a very busy parish for a large community which included many Irish immigrants.  During the 1960s and 1970s much of the housing was cleared and communities moved to outlying districts.  Manchester...