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    From The Video Archives: Sunken History In Swinton While digging the footings for a house extension in Folly Lane, Swinton, SalfordOnline.com reader Graham Redshaw made an intriguing find.
    From The Video Archive: Hanky Park Comes To Life Tony was delighted when regular SOL reader Dave Downing called into the office to show him an amazingly detailed piece of artwork that he has painted, a street by street map of Hanky Park, Salford.
    From The Archive: Salford Talking Newspaper For The Blind Tony paid a visit with his video camera to the offices of the Salford Talking Newspapers For The Blind, to take a look at the amazing work that these volunteers do for the visually impaired in Salford.
    Horrible History: The Pendleton Murders, 1817 Pendleton in 1817 was just a rural hamlet on the main road to Manchester and Eccles, however in April of that year an horrific double murder brought national attention to the area. 
    From The Archive: A Shade Of Blues Band Form 'to Retire As Quickly As Possible' Salford's favourite Historian and part time Tony Flynn lookalike..... Tony Flynn, tells us the story of a local band who were seeking fame and fortune, and early retirement.
    From The Archives: The Clifton Hall Colliery Disaster Remembering the Clifton Hall Colliery disaster - one of the worst in British coal mining history.
    From The Archives: Eccles Narrowly Avoids Railway Explosion Disaster Were you aware that Eccles could have been the scene of a terrible railway disaster in August 1964? If not, read on.
    Horrible History: The Cock Robin Bridge Murder, 1963 As we continue to look back at the archives of Salford's gruesome past, we look back over 50 years to an incident that would live in infamy with the people of Salford for many years.
    Horrible History: The Black Harry Tunnel Disaster, 1953 Temple Drive in Swinton is today a neat row of semi-detatched houses, but in April 1953 it became the scene of a noted disaster which destroyed three houses and killed five people.
    53 Years Ago: Ufo Frenzy Sparked By Lights In The Sky Over Eccles Our fair city could be a UFO hotspot - take a look at this story from 29 August 1964 that had one Eccles family reaching for the tinfoil hats... 
    The Forgotten Ex-Manchester United Footballer Buried In Salford As you football fans all probably know, ex-United winger Eddie 'Snakehips' Colman who died in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster is buried in Weaste Cemetery in Salford.
    Eccles Train Crash - 1941 The ECCLES TRAIN CRASH took place on 30th December 1941 and the report went as follows.  
    Tony Flynn's Magical History Tour (Of Eccles Pubs) Limited spaces (20) available for Tony's famous stroll back into the history of the PUBS of ECCLES.

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    Amjid LeightonAmjid Leighton, 32, was last seen on Monday 24 October 2016 in Ashton-under-Lyne but made contact with his family on the 28 October.
    Michael Patrick MartinMichael Patrick Martin, 25, from Salford was last seen at address on Sidmouth Drive, Blackley, in the early hours of Sunday 7 August 2016.
    Colin GrimshawColin has been reported missing from the Crumpsall area of Manchester. He was last seen on 18th August 2016. 
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