- The Urmston clock stands proud on Flixton Road.
Urmston is a small market town on the fringes of the great metropolis of Mancunia. Despite the towering presence of the Trafford Centre just a ten minute drive away, Urmston offers an eclectic mix of independent businesses – from gift shops (such as Attiques, in the covered market) and card shops (we like Card World on Crofts Bank Road) to pre-loved vintage clothing boutiques (such as Scarlett’s Bazaar on Church Road) and fancy dress emporia (Bon Fabrics at Davyhulme Circle or Affordable Fancy Dress on Church Road) .
A quest for a beautifully designed book or a pretty eco-toy should lead you along Flixton Road to Urmston Bookshop, where Frances and Peter run all manner of exciting craft-and-creativity themed events, as well as hosting book groups and author signings. While you’re on Flixton Road, you can pick up some wool across the road at HMK Wools or get a key cut by the (shh!) magic elves that run Wizard Shoe Repairs.
Do your ugly sisters leave you weeping in the cinders every Saturday night? Then take a trip in your pumpkin coach to the Glass Slipper on Station Road, where the lovely shoe-fairy godmothers will ensure you shall go to the ball! If it’s help with a carpentry project or DIY supplies you crave, Chesworths DIY is one of Urmston’s hidden gems; an old-fashioned timber merchant and supplier of DIY materials a stone’s throw from Urmston town centre on Gloucester Road.
There’s more to Urmston than excellent independent shops, services and eateries, though: we also have a tweeting tree, parks a-plenty and our very own town clock, recently restored after an unexplained absence of several years.
Contact Urmston Independents via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.