Creating the Chinese Archive



Our project volunteers have conducted over 55 oral history interviews with members of the community. They have undertaken researches, photographed and filmed key community events, and catalogued photographs and documents which have been donated and loaned by the community. Volunteers have also digitised over 11,000 community photographs and documents.

In May 2011, the Manchester Chinese Archive will be deposited with the Manchester City Archives where it will be available for everyone to use. Volunteers will continue to work on the project in its new home. 

If you want to join us with our continuing work, we would love to hear from you! 




联系人: Jane Speller, Project Leader, Manchester Chinese Archive 曼城华埠史录项目负责人

               Jenny Wong, Director, Manchester Chinese Centre  华人之家黄叶莉薇负责人


More information please contact: Manchester Chinese Centre, 67 Ardwick Green North, Ardwick, Manchester, M12 6FX, Tel: 0161 275 9885,


I feel really privileged to have worked on this project with such dedicated partners, volunteers and members of the Chinese community.MOSI has defiantly benefited from working in partnership with the Manchester Chinese Centre, it is a relationship that we want to maintain for the long-term. 


                                                                                                                                               —— Josie Sykes, Community Development officer, MOSI