Protecting and improving Withington, Ladybarn and Old Moat
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Welcome to Withington Civic Society

The Society works to protect and improve the environment and amenities of Withington, Old Moat and Ladybarn in Manchester, U.K.

Withington is an attractive and thriving district of south Manchester, with a long history, a diverse population and a village centre which is a Conservation Area.

The Civic Society was founded more than 30 years ago and has provided a focus for celebrating and conserving our heritage, and ensuring that the area continues to be an attractive place for residents and visitors.

The Society welcomes new members
and new ideas. We offer an opportunity to take a positive role in building the future. If you care about the Withington area, we encourage you to support the Society and to become involved in our activities. Visit the Membership Page for details.


To keep informed about news and events in the Withington area, subscribe to the email newsletter.

EVENTS

Science and Religion Evening at St. Chad's Church Hall, St. Chad's Road, Ladybarn. Monday 15th October at 8pm. Artificial Intelligence and the Common Good. Led by Dr Scott Midson. There will also be a demonstration of robot technology given by members of the University of Manchester. More details.

Withington Library is closed for refurbishment. It is due to open on October 22nd. Some library services are available at the Methodist Church opposite. Do visit the renovated interior when the library reopens. There is to be a week of celebratory events and activities.

First Sunday of each month: Old Moat Park Volunteers. Picnic 1pm, litter-pick 2pm. All welcome. Come along for fun and improve your local park.

Over-50s activities in Ladybarn: Wednesdays and Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm in St. Chad's Hall (next to St. Chad's church, St. Chad's Road). Activities together with a lunch. Full details are here.

Every Sunday 11-12Albemarle Allotments Association Visit the hut to meet the gardeners. The main gate is at the junction of Lynmouth Avenue and Minehead Avenue. Contact: emailalbemarle13@yahoo.co.uk or visit the website www.albemarleallotments.org.uk

Tuesdays at 7.30pm: Philharmonic Choir of Manchester: Meet St Paul’s Church, Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 4AW. www.philchoir.org.uk.

NEWS

The M20 Festival of music in Withington | The Christie: The Patterson Building (fronting onto Wilmslow Road) was damaged by fire earlier this year. The Christie plan to demolish the current building and build a new one on the site. They have submitted planning applications for the demolition and, if successful, propose to undertake this over the period November 2018-May 2019 | MCC has approved the planning application by The Christie for a multi-storey carpark, and is now considering conditions of approval including a Controlled Parking Zone | Visit Withington Baths to see a refurbished community space, gardens etc. | Blue plaque on Factory Records building New oral history of Withington: A collection of memoirs | St Paul's Primary School remembers WWI | Closure of the NatWest Bank in the Village | Award for Roger Smith, Civic Society Chair: See news page and community events page | The Civic Society's publication A walk through the history of Withington is now on sale in Withington Library | Christies Neighbourhood Forum | Withington Village Action Plan | MCC Twitter for Withington @mccwithington

PICTURES 
HISTORY
Introduction to our history | History tourOral history: Memoirs of the Withington area | Old mapsBuildings and places | Churches and chapels, Public houses and Parks | Famous Withingtonians | Old Moat Ladybarn | Old photographs | Withington Library | Withington Baths | Withington Public Hall and Institute | The organ in St. Chad's Church  | Withington Green | Streams and brooks | Alexander Park aerodromeCotton Lane | The Manor of Withington | Withington Methodism | Withington Hall and Schill Rock Gardens Ladybarn Social Club | Lapwing Lane ArcadeWithington trough | Withington SynagogueWithington hospital/workhouse | Withington in the history of popular musicA compilation of Withington buildings of historical interest, and Listed Buildings | Pictures of buildings of historical interest | More pictures of buildings of historical interest Bibliography of our history | Withington wildlife

NEWSLETTERS 

Problems in Withington with the maintenance of public spaces, with refuse, with drains, graffiti, poor paving, faulty lighting, excessive noise, etc. should be reported to www.manchester.gov.uk/environment (preferably), or phone 0161 234 5004, or email contact@manchester.gov.uk. The more problems reported, the more action is taken.

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