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