Pupils join light trib­ute to play­wright She­lagh

Salford Advertiser - - NEWS -

SCHOOL­CHILD­REN lit up the streets in mem­ory of one of the city’s most fa­mous daugh­ters.

More than 100 peo­ple, in­clud­ing chil­dren from Sum­merville Pri­mary School in the Duchy Es­tate, took part in a lan­tern pa­rade to cel­e­brate Sal­ford play­wright She­lagh Delaney.

The pa­rade was led by pupils play­ing the drums around the streets of the Duchy Es­tate, where She­lagh grew up, be­fore stop­ping off out­side her child­hood home on Duchy Road, where she lived un­til she was 22.

Some of the chil­dren per­formed The Smiths clas­sic Sheila Take a Bow out­side her for­mer home in trib­ute to the writer of A Taste of Honey, which she penned at his house on Duchy Road when she was 18.

The event, sup­ported by so­cial hous­ing provider Salix Homes, was held to coin­cide with the in­au­gu­ral She­lagh Delaney Day cel­e­bra­tions. Jonathan Drake, from Salix Homes, said: “The lan­tern pa­rade was a fan­tas­tic event which brought the Duchy com­mu­nity to­gether to re­mem­ber and cel­e­brate She­lagh Delaney.”

The lan­tern pa­rade, or­gan­ised by the­atre di­rec­tor Kate Mar­low, ended with an im­pres­sive fire danc­ing dis­play from the Trav­el­ling Lights fire jug­gling per­form­ers.

Pupils from Sum­merville Pri­mary School join in the lan­tern pa­rade to cel­e­brate Sal­ford play­wright She­lagh Delaney

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