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Petitioning Sirs Howard Bernstein and Richard Leese, Manchester City Council

Save The Nello James Centre & Walton Cottage: Turn the building into a thriving thorough fare


This centre and cottage has a long and varied history, which is connected with the Broadhurst family in the 1800’s. In the 1970’s the building was bequeathed by Vanessa Redgrave, and through the work of CLR James (and who wrote The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution), who visited the North West in the early 40’s and 50’s.
The local community have positive memories concerning this building, and have had a generation of families grow up here. We would like this to continue with current community members. The cottage is currently in terrible disrepair and needs money spent on it, in order for it to be transformed and thriving again. I believe that this community can do this, and through a concerted effort - involving everyone in order that full ownership can be achieved.

Letter to
Sirs Howard Bernstein and Richard Leese, Manchester City Council
Turn the building turn into a thriving thorough fare