St John Bosco, Blackley - Roman Catholic
The new parish, opened here in 1940, was first styled "White Moss," Blackley - perhaps a reference to the cotton grass that used to cover the moors between Manchester and Oldham. The parish was developed by Fr. Luke Farrelly, assisted by a fine body of Catholics.
Taken from "Salford Diocese and its Catholic past", a survey by Charles A. Bolton, a Priest of the above Diocese. Published 1950 on the First Centenary for the Diocese of Salford.
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