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Langley is an area of Middleton in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, 4.4 miles (7.1 km) south-southwest of Rochdale and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-northeast of Manchester City Centre.

Langley
Langley.jpg
High-rise accommodation in Langley. The flats pictured here have since been demolished.
Langley is located in Greater Manchester
Langley
Langley
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53°33′19″N 2°12′11″W / 53.55516°N 2.20305°W / 53.55516; -2.20305Coordinates: 53°33′19″N 2°12′11″W / 53.55516°N 2.20305°W / 53.55516; -2.20305

Langley is an overspill estate, created in the 1950s for Manchester City Council.[1] Families moved into the new housing from the slum clearance areas of Manchester, the eventual population of about 25,000 doubling that of Middleton.[1]

All the street names are adopted from different areas of the Lake District.

In 1990, Langley estate was the focus of a satanic panic[2] and in 2006 twelve of the now-adult victims sued Rochdale Council for compensation.

The Ken Loach film Raining Stones was filmed in and around Langley in 1993.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Spotlight on Middleton". manchesteronline.co.uk. 2006-06-11. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  2. ^ "Lost years of 'satanic panic' children". BBC News. 2006-01-11.