Yemeni Roots, Salford Lives

‘People say they’ve not achieved much, but what they’ve done in their life, we could not cope with…they took it on the shoulder and they strove forward. I want someone to realise ‘That’s our secret, that’s our treasure’ and respect that!’


Yemeni Roots, Salford Lives is a partnership between the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, the Yemeni Community Association and the University of Salford which

  • collects life-story interviews
  • searches for historical documents
  • runs artist-led workshops to help people share memories
  • organises community events
  • develops resources to promote better knowledge and understanding

YRSL has recorded the oral histories of 22 people, resulting in almost 23 hours of memories and insight on topics such as community, education, identity and food.  Those interviewed range from elders who migrated to Eccles during the 1950s in search of work, to second and third generation descendants, born and raised in Britain.

Get Involved

Please contact the project team if you have memories or stories to share. We are keen to document all aspects of the community’s life in Eccles – past and present – and would love to hear from you.

email:  tel: 07585 916 769 (Mon-Weds)

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