In 2019 Monton Village Community Association (MVCA) were successful in their bid for funding to repair and highlight Monton Veterans' Shelter on Monton Green, Monton, Eccles, Salford.
The project began in April 2019 and progressed quickly during that year with repairs and renovation completed.
The Heritage was presented with walks, talks, leaflets and two new History boards on the green, along with our grand opening Heritage day in October 2019.
Then the pandemic hit us and our completion date was delayed until September 2020 but during the Spring lockdown our Veterans' Shelter was used and enjoyed like never before. Daily Exercise centred around the Veterans' Shelter, which was initially built as a meeting place, with its design ideally suited to social distancing!
Teaching packs with a heritage walk aimed at children have been produced and will be taken to the schools in our area (when restrictions allow). No-one foresaw this situation but MVCA are so pleased that the project has turned out to be a benefit to the whole community and visitors to Monton.
Thank you, Heritage Lottery Fund for your Help & Support
Monton Village Community Association