Gagarin’s visit to Manchester

A talk by Gurbir Singh at the Chorlton History Group, Chorlton Good Neighbours, June 7th 2012. Yuri Gagarin visited Manchester on 12th July 1961. He came through Chorlton and was presented with a medal by the Foundry Workers Union based at Brooks Bar, Whalley Range. Several people at the talk had seen Gagarin on the day, including Joyce  from Chorlton Good Neighbours  who worked in the Union offices where he visited and she shook hands with him. At the end of the talk is a short clip from a film of the visit to the  union office at Brooks Bar
Gurbir Singh giving the talk at Chorlton Good Neighbours