Local societies

Ladybarn Social Club

The new Social Club is opened in Ladybarn. There is a good article on the history of Ladybarn Social Club.


Withington and District Garden Society

What about joining us and taking advantage of our bulk buying to get all your gardening needs at competitive prices.  We sell compost, fertilizer, grow bags, lawn care products and much more. Plants are available – flowers, herbs and vegetables and in our new raised beds there will be even more to offer.

Our members have a wealth of knowledge and advice to help with your queries and problems. All this for an annual subscription of £6. Call into the ‘hut’ on Kingslea Road – corner of Parkville Road by Fog Lane Park, Tuesdays 11–12 noon and Sundays 11–12.30 pm, or ring 445 2559. Look forward to seeing  you!

Friends of Old Moat Park


For information about Friends of Old Moat Park, see www.fb.com/friendsofoldmoatpark and www.twitter.com/oldmoatpark.


Albemarle Allotments Association

If you would like to experience the pleasure of growing your own fruit and vegetables, The Albemarle Allotments Association has 110 plots, including raised beds for those with mobility problems.  Visit the hut between 11 and 12 noon on Sundays (the main gate is at the junction of Lynmouth Avenue and Minehead Avenue), email albemarle13@yahoo.co.uk or visit our website www.albemarleallotments.org.uk

The Philharmonic Choir of Manchester

The Philharmonic Choir of Manchester performs regularly at St Paul’s Church in Withington, including three main concerts each year www.philchoir.org.uk. Performances in 2015 will be very special as it is 30 years since the choir formed. More details.

Other Local Civic Societies