Monton Village Community Association invites you to our Summer Festival on Saturday 2nd July – many old favourites and quite a few new ones with something for everyone. Download Festival poster 2011
- Fancy Dress Competition
- Massage Tent
- Fashion Show and and Demonstrations
- Local Fun Fair
- Food and Drink
- 1950’s rides
- Stalls selling a wide range crafts and goods
- Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos
- History displays/Refreshments and storytime from the library all available in the Church
- High Street Shops open as usual – see the special offers
Come along for a good day out. Starts at 10.00 am
Monton Unitarian Church – Strawberry Fair Saturday 18th June 11am – 3pm. Strawberry treats, handmade cards, lucky dip and goods to buy.
Clifton Country park, Kingfisher Kids. Saturday 18th June 2pm – 4pm. Activities for families with children. Meet at the Visitors Centre.
Monton Green History
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Monton indicates a Saxon origin
The Conservation Area contains Monton Green; the Unitarian Church and a former school with caretaker’s house; a lodge, built in 1875 to the Earl of Ellesmere’s former estate, and a club-house with bowling green. The Green, once used as common land, is now formally laid out as gardens and lawns.
In 1895 the use of Monton Green was conveyed to Eccles Corporation with the condition that the Corporation “would not permit or suffer the land to be used in a manner that public worship or religious instruction in Monton Church or the Sunday School attached to it should be in any way restricted, disturbed or interfered with”.
In addition, Eccles Corporation was bound to maintain the roads around and across the Green, which were dedicated to public use to remain forever thereafter open. The character of the open area is defined by the group of high quality buildings referred to earlier, that are complemented by the mature trees on the Green.
Pictures of Old Monton
St Pauls Choir circa 1950
Gardening in Monton
Members of the Gardening group go out most Sundays to do a litter pick and to plant and tidy all the beds on Monton Green.
If you can spare a few hours on any Sunday, please contact Florence at firstname.lastname@example.org