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is a user-led online archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.

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Est. 2003

Big Chip Awards 2014: best not-for-profit project

(L-R: Mat Norman, Ashley Kennerley, Alison Surtees, Abigail Ward and Big Chip hosts)

We are delighted to have won this year's Big Chip Awards best not-for-profit project gong.

The Big Chips are the biggest digital awards outside London and the longest running in the UK. They are run by and for the industry, not for profit - by trade association, Manchester Digital.The Big Chip Awards are for all things digital - from mobile apps to social media, from animation to websites, from digital brand to cloud software. 

The judges 'simply loved' our website. They described it 'as exactly what the internet was made for, a labour of love that couldn’t exist in any other medium'. And they were impressed by the way the revamp had extended both the scope and the reach of the site. 

MDMArchive first won the Big Chip not-for-profit award in 2007. Back then one of the judges described the site as being 'perfectly Web 2.0' in its thinking, and overall the judges loved the way it let the objects speak for themselves, as well as the way the site conveyed the enthusiasm of its creators for the subject. They felt it did everything it needed to do and no more, and as a result left plenty of room for a community to spring up around it. 

Thank you Big Chip!


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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

23rd July 1977POSTER
Tractor / Deeply Vale (Festival) – ozit
23rd July 1979TICKET
The Apollo – kifs
23rd July 1983PRESS ARTICLE
New Order, Howard Devoto – dubwise-er
23rd July 1985PRESS ARTICLE
Tools You Can Trust, Fragile Friends / The Venue – dubwise-er
23rd July 1988PRESS ARTICLE
Nico – scoot
23rd July 1990PRESS ARTICLE
The Hacienda – 1963
23rd July 1991OTHER
The Hacienda – johng
23rd July 1991CONTRACT
The Hacienda – johng
23rd July 1997PHOTOGRAPH
Academy 1 – dile
23rd July 1999FLYER
Doves / The Southern Hotel – mat
23rd July 1999POSTER
Doves / The Southern Hotel – 1963
23rd July 2000PHOTOGRAPH
Desolation Angels / Night And Day Cafe – transmission
23rd July 2007POSTER
Pendle Coven / Common – Abigail


EXHIBITIONS

City Fun - The Hidden History of Manchester's Post-Punk Fanzines
Moss Side Stories - the Hidden History of Moss Side and Hulme Club Culture
Queer Noise - The Hidden History of Manchester's Gay Music Culture
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ALL ARTEFACTS (9836)
NICO
CENTRAL LIBRARY
TICKET, 1983

SOUTHSIDER
BUZZCOCKS, SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
JON THE POSTMAN
THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
THE NOSEBLEEDS
THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
NU TRICX
STOCKPORT COLLEGE S.U.
PHOTOGRAPH, 1983

VIC
SECURITY FORCE
STOCKPORT COLLEGE S.U.
PHOTOGRAPH, 1981

VIC
SECURITY FORCE
STOCKPORT COLLEGE S.U.
PHOTOGRAPH, 1981

VIC
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
THE ELIZABETHAN
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
ROB GRETTON
RAFTERS
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
JON THE POSTMAN
THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
NU TRICX
STOCKPORT COLLEGE S.U.
PHOTOGRAPH, 1983

VIC
SECURITY FORCE
STOCKPORT COLLEGE S.U.
PHOTOGRAPH, 1981

VIC
SECURITY FORCE
STOCKPORT COLLEGE S.U.
PHOTOGRAPH, 1981

VIC
THE GLOWING EMBERS
PHOTOGRAPH, 1961

BHEYES
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