Weaste

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Weaste
Weaste is located in Greater Manchester
Weaste
Weaste
 Weaste shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SJ805985
Metropolitan borough Salford
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SALFORD
Postcode district M5
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Salford and Eccles
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester

Coordinates: 53°28′59″N 2°17′35″W / 53.483°N 2.293°W / 53.483; -2.293

Weaste is an inner city area of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is an industrial area, with many industrial estates. The A57 (Eccles New Road) passes through Weaste, which lies close to the M602 motorway. Weaste is north of Salford Quays.

The name is from Old French waste meaning "common land, waste".

St Luke's Church is a grade II* listed building designed by George Gilbert Scott where Emily Pankhurst, the women's suffragette leader, was married.

19th century cotton firm Ermen & Engels — part-owned by the father of Friedrich Engels — established its second factory in 1837 near Weaste Station, on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line. Friedrich worked for the factory in its offices near the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

Until 2011, Salford rugby league club played their homes games at the Willows off Weaste Lane. In 2012, the club moved to a new stadium in Barton-upon-Irwell.

Weaste Metrolink station is on the Eccles line. Weaste Cemetery is one of Salford's large municipal cemeteries.

Notable residents[edit]

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the conductor and composer, originates from Weaste.

Born and brought up in Salford, Terry Eagleton and Tony Wilson attended De La Salle Grammar School.

Musical conductor Sir Charles Hallé, 19th century lifesaver Mark Addy, Manchester United Busby Babe Eddie Colman, who died in the Munich air disaster and Ferdinand Stanley, who rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade, are all buried in Weaste Cemetery.[1]

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