Monton

Monton

Monton is an area of Eccles in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, England.

Monton is one of the more affluent areas of Eccles.

Geography and administration

It was administered by the municipal borough of Eccles in the administrative county of Lancashire until its abolition in 1974. The name Monton is of Saxon origin.

A Conservation Area includes 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.

Community

The community is represented by the Monton Village Community Association Originally named the Monton Traders Association, it was renamed Monton Village Community Association so that it would include both residents and traders.

The Association has a gardening group that maintains the flowerbeds and greens on a voluntary basis. The Association also organises an annual themed festival the 1st Saturday of July each year and a parallel music festival which this year, 2008, is 26th June to 6th July. The festival presents all genres of music from classical to Indie.

People

Local personages of note who were born or live in the neighbouring Ellesmere Park area include actors, Robert Powell, Philip Middlemiss, Christopher Eccleston, actress Beverley Callard, tenor Jon Christos, former ITV Gladiator Jet (Diane Youdale) and footballer Kevin Davies.

Transport

There was a railway station in Monton called Monton Green, which was part of the Tyldesley Loopline, running from Eccles through Worsley & Leigh to Roe Green. The station (Opened on 1st November 1887 & was closed under the Beeching Cuts on the 5th May 1969). Monton Green station was located on an embankment, just off Monton Green, the railway running parallel with the Bridgewater Canal. All traces of the station have long since been removed. However, the embankment on which the station was situated is still there & now forms the starting point of the Recreation Pathways scheme, run by Salford City Council.

Sport

The local cricket club is Monton & Weaste C.C. situated in Ellesmere Park

There is also a local bowling green

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