Welcome to the Gorton Way
What is the ‘Gorton Way’?
The Waypoints comprise 30 sites linked by an imaginary trail that snakes around Gorton. They were selected to combine natural, historical and social/cultural sites across a wide area of Gorton. The Waypoints are the focal point of the Gorton Way project. You can find out more about the project and how we selected the Waypoints here.
Help us to uncover Gorton’s past so we can preserve its place in the future.
There are parts of Gorton that no longer exist, and without people to document them they will be lost. But we want the project to be less about the buildings that no longer exist, and more about the people who used them. The building on the right is the old Gorton Town Hall on Hyde Road in the early 1900s. But who is the boy on the bike? Who are the people on the tram?
The essence of an area is in the people who inhabit it, also the way they inhabit it, the kind of places they frequent. Social hubs, like pubs, are the beating heart of any locality. But they disappear all too quickly. Pubs, like those in our post The Lost Pubs of Gorton are a few of a number of places like this that no longer exist. The post is inspired by a number of paintings found in the attic of one Gorton resident, painted by his father. And that’s the kind of thing this site aims to promote: the digging out of old memories.
The website is a digital record of the people and places that make Gorton what it is – and what it was. So take a walk down the Gorton Way and start recording!