Rare video of a convoy of embellished taxis winding through the streets of Salford has stimulated fond memories for families.The taxis were
embellished with all sort of decors as part of an annual event taking handicapped youngsters to Southport.Allan Birkin filmed the parades in the 1980s and states households enjoy reminiscing about the occasion, which had individuals lining the streets of Irlams o’th’ Height, Pendleton, Eccles and beyond to see the taxis and wave to the children involved.Allan utilized to film the
convoys with the late Peter Charlson, who lived in Swinton and utilized to run The Woolpack club near Salford Precinct.
It was the Margaret Whitehead School near the precinct where numerous of the taxis utilized to collect before the parade triggered, with some kids from the unique needs school participating.
Find out more Allan-who did shooting as a hobby – used to have his old cine movies transferred onto video and is appealing for readers’ aid to aim to trace some lost footage.After going back to gather some finished videos from the Video Ticket office in Hazel Grove in the early 1980s he discovered it had unexpectedly closed.He said:” It was footage of me and my household in the Lower Kersal location, my siblings and sis, so it’s of nostalgic worth more than anything.” When I returned to the store it had closed so I had no chance of getting it back.
Somebody someplace must know exactly what took place to all the movies inside there. “Do you keep in mind the Salford taxi convoy? Let us understand in the remarks
or share your memories on our Manchester Household Facebook page.If you can help Allan find his lost video, call him on 07968 751854.