There are many ways to be part of our World War One Centenary commemorations. Whether you simply want to visit an exhibition or attend an event, or want to play a bigger part in how Salford remembers the war, it is easy to get involved.


Experience a variety of events, activities and exhibitions across the city. Find out what we have planned here.

Local history groups

If the centenary has peaked your interest in local history, then join one of the historical groups and be part of the commemorations. Find a local group near you:

CHALK History Group

Eccles and District History Society

Irlam, Cadishead and District Local History Society
Contact name: Debbie Yates

Salford Local History Society
Contact name: Roy Bullock

Swinton and Pendlebury Local History Society
Contact name: Jean Appleby
Telephone: 0161 794 4570

Put on an event

Whether you are an individual or group and are looking to host your own World War One event, we can help guide you through the process of how to organise your own event.

Download our branding toolkit and make your event part of the Salford World War One commemorations.

To request a copy of the Salford World War One Centenary logo and brand guidelines, please email us at

Ordsall Hall Allotmenteers

Breaking New Ground is an exciting new project which will research and re-create a World War 1 allotment on site at Ordsall Hall. Allotments became an important part of providing enough food for people on the Home Front in Britain during the war and Salford was at the forefront of the development of allotments at this time. Even Ordsall Hall played its part during the war and turned over some of its land to allotments.

We are looking for keen gardeners who would like to work on the allotment. This might involve digging, sowing, planting and weeding. We are also looking for people to become Seed Guardians. By growing some of the varieties from World War One yourself, you can save the seed and help to build up the stocks held at the Heritage Seed Library

All training and equipment will be provided.

For more details please contact Kate Wels on or call 0161 872 0251.