Kashmiri Lives

“We’re proud of who we are and what our heritage is and we should never forget that”
Mohammed Shiraz


Crescent Community Radio 97fm is a registered charity broadcasting to the local community in Rochdale.

In 2017 we were awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to record the experiences of the Kashmiri Community in Greater Manchester.


The aim of the project was to record, share and preserve the stories of the community across three generations.The result is an invaluable oral history collection which provides intimate portraits of community members- and preserves for future generations the history and culture of the Kashmiri people.


Watch and listen to interviews on the following topics:

Events in Kashmir


Life in the UK

Growing up in Grtr Mcr

Full Interviews



Click on the link below to view photographs taken over the course of the project.

These document training sessions, recording of interviews and exhibitions.

Pic Gallery





Once a week members of the Kashmiri Lives team presented a lively and informative radio show broadcast locally and online.


Listen back here





For more information contact Faheem or Zubair Chishti at:

Crescent Community Radio

1 Devon Street


OL11 1HN


T - 01706 340385