GUIDES AND RESOURCES
- Guide: Access Ancestry from Home using your Trafford Libraries Account
- Guide: Research your British Ancestors using Ancestry
- Guide: Research your Caribbean Ancestors using Ancestry
- Guide: Research your Irish Ancestors using Ancestry
- Guide: Research the History of your House
- Guide: Organising your Family History Research
- Guide: Understanding census records
- Trafford History Trails
A number of farms existed in the Woodsend area of Flixton during the 1800s and early 1900s. It was originally known as Woods End. As well as farming and agriculture, industries of the area included weaving, tanning, basket making, logwood grinding, skip making and candle manufacture.
After the Second World War, Woodsend became a fast growing area. In the 1960s, plans were laid and land bought for the building of a library on Woodsend Road.
Woodsend Library was opened on 28 March 1974 by the Chairman of the Library Committee, Councillor George Carnall.
The library was destroyed by a fire in November 1988 and thousands of books were lost.
A new library opened on Thursday, 28 June 1990 and the new building contained a bright and colourful children’s section and an enclosed garden in which to sit, after choosing a book.
Woodsend Library was one of the first libraries in the area to introduce the Open+ access technology system: a self-service function installed to enable the opening hours of the library to be maintained with reduced staffing.
Stretford and Urmston Journal, 10 April 1974
Stretford and Urmston Messenger, 25 November 1988