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Weaste is located in Greater Manchester
Weaste shown within Greater Manchester
Population 12,616 Ward profile conducted by Salford City Council in 2014.[1]
OS grid reference SJ805985
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
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
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°28′59″N 2°17′35″W / 53.483°N 2.293°W / 53.483; -2.293Coordinates: 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. A profile of the electoral ward Weaste & Seedley conducted by Salford City Council in 2014 recorded a combined population of 12,616.[1]


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", and is pronounced as Weest.[needs IPA]

Textiles and the Industrial Revolution[edit]

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.


The electoral ward of Weaste & Seedley is represented in Westminster by Rebecca Long-Bailey MP for Salford and Eccles.[2]

The ward is represented on Salford City Council by three Labour councillors: Ronnie Wilson,[3] Paul Wilson,[4] and Stephen Hesling.[5]


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.

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, Eccles.

Weaste Cemetery is one of Salford's large municipal cemeteries.

Transport links[edit]

Trams: Weaste Metrolink station is on the Eccles line, with trams to Eccles, MediaCityUK, Manchester, Etihad Campus and Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Buses: 27 to Swinton and Manchester, the 33 to Worsley and Manchester, the 63 to Brookhouse and Manchester, 110 to the Trafford Centre and Manchester and the 41 to Eccles and Sale serve Weaste, and are operated by First Greater Manchester; 10/M10 to Brookhouse and Manchester serves Weaste, and is operated by Arriva North West.

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 on the junction of Weaste Lane and Eccles Old Road. De La Salle Grammar School was demolished in April 2015.

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.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Weaste and Seedley Ward Profile (pdf). salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rebecca Long Bailey MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Councillor Ronnie Wilson". sccdemocracy.salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Councillor Paul Wilson". sccdemocracy.salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Councillor Stephen Hesling". sccdemocracy.salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  6. ^ http://www.salford.gov.uk/15668.htm

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