Monton Old History

April 29, 2019

A Potted History of Monton's Pubs full article

Some of Monton's pubs have a long history and one or two are newbies on the scene. This potted history of Monton's pubs is accurate as far as we can ascertain. There have been several other watering holes opened in Monton o...

February 9, 2018

Patricroft Station is located at the point where the world’s first inter-city passenger railway crosses the world’s first commercial canal. It is one of the stations on the Liverpool to Manchester railway, a major engineering feat, built across Chat Moss by George Step...

February 1, 2018

Monton ‘stone’ Bridge was built between 1759 and 1761 to carry Parrin Lane over the newly constructed Bridgewater Canal. This was a narrow hump backed bridge which was whitewashed to allow barge men to see it at night.

It was closed on Monday 28th December 1903 as it wa...

July 17, 2017

Monton used to be called Mawinga after an Anglo-Saxon warrior who lived in a settlement in this area in 1214. It was changed at a later to Mawnton then present day to Monton. Ton means settlement Saxon.

Monton Green lies between the urban and industrial areas of Eccles...

July 17, 2017

Plan of the Green 1848. Please scroll down for more

Plan of the Green 1893. Please scroll down for more

Plan of the Green 1908. Please scroll down for more

Plan of the Green 1936

July 17, 2017

Want to see what Monton looked like in years gone by? Interested in other areas in Salford. For a selection of old postcards with photos of old Monton, click on manchesterpostcards

Image by courtesy of Mark Fynn Postcards

July 17, 2017

The first mention of the Monton Green shelter was in 1928. The original application was for a shelter on Monton Green for the use of older people  in cold and wet weather.

For a full history and information  of  the shelter click on Monton Shelter. This leaflet has...

July 17, 2017

DID YOU KNOW? Monton village Community Association raised the funds to have three history boards erected around Monton Green in 2004. See if you can find them and learn more about the area you live in. ~Read on for locations of the history boards

There is one on Broad O...

July 17, 2017

Sadly, Monton House Hotel, the Wendover as was, is no more.  A local resident caught the sad demise of this once very popular venue in photos.

Going, going........

Gone - another landmark of Monton bites the dust!!!!!!

July 17, 2017

Did you know?  The steam hammer at Nasmyth Business Park on Green Lane has been conserved, re-landscaped and has had a canopy installed to protect it from the elements.

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) wa...

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