Births, Deaths and Fun Events

Did you know that 40% of all blog posts worldwide begin with an apology for not having posted recently?  The statistic is invented but my apology is sincere, so with that, let us put it behind us and press on …

STG 65 Birthday A3 Poster


Urmston is buzzing with fresh, new businesses, community events and all sorts of activities this summer.

The Urmston Music Foundation has set up in the former Boogie Piano Lounge.  A recent Irish night was well attended and we will add updates about the venue as and when they come our way.

Paul’s Floors has moved into 414 Flixton Road, into the shop vacated by Michelle Richards’ florist shop.  Paul – and indeed Mrs Paul’s Floors – are nice, friendly people, so don’t be shy about calling in to say hello.

I also have it on good authority that a needlecraft shop has opened on the site of Nuala’s Blooms on Gloucester Road (not a good time to be a florist, it seems).  I haven’t been in myself yet but will post more details when I get them.

Urmston Market is planning a monthly craft market – watch this space for dates and more information.


Greg Nicholson Golf on Flixton Rd has shut its doors and gone online.

Eccles Wholesale Electrical on Flixton Rd has closed its shop but will deliver to you.  Call 0161 747 4696 to order.

Fun Events

There is a giant birthday party in Golden Hill Park to celebrate the 65th birthday of the NHS tomorrow (5th July).  From 3-7pm the park will host a 1940s-themed children’s tea party with bouncy castle, face painting, crafts, mini-triage and healthtastic races.  For grown-ups there are fabulous bands Small Weller, the Rainband and top swing band the Debonaires.

Independents’ Day is on Saturday (6th July) and many of Urmston‘s independent businesses are running special offers or events.  You can find out about these in the Messenger or by taking a stroll around Urmston on Saturday.

Urmston Bookshop‘s Once Upon a Slime event offers you the chance to make something sluggish from your odd socks.  This free event must be booked.


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