The Old Parsonage Stenner Lane Didsbury Manchester M20 2RQ info@didsburycivicsociety.org 0161 445 7661

Welcome to Didsbury Civic Society (DCS)

The minutes of our last meeting are here. We hope you enjoy your visit. You can support us by becoming a member (Only £15 a year).

Latest News

Community Garden of Contemplation fundraiser We have set up a fundraiser to improve the space at Didsbury Village War Memorial. Work started in January 2024 and includes re-modelling and creation of a Community Garden of Contemplation, installing new disability friendly pathways, creating, and improving biodiversity for birds, bees, and wildlife, planting perennial shrubs and bulbs, providing a community seating area and creating a community meeting place. Your support and donation for this garden community project in Didsbury is appreciated. You can find out more about the garden and how to volunteer or donate here.

Didsbury PRIDE We continue to support Didsbury Pride, which took place on 2nd September. This allowed us a to meet and discuss many topics and interests with the public and display our collection of old local photographs. Attendees are not necessarily members of the civic society but always appear to enjoy viewing the past. The official count for people visiting throughout the day is 6371! Well done to St James and Emmanuel for organising such a great community event.

Jubilee Gardens In August 23, we were involved in community work, helping to maintain Jubilee Gardens, with the owner Southway Housing. Situated on the corner of Grange Lane and Wilmslow Road, it was opened in 2002 for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Through grants over £30,000 a landscaped area of accessible gardens was created. This is now a popular place for people to sit and watch Didsbury go by.

Murals Find out about the mural panels on East Didsbury railway bridge. A description of the images on the panels, who/what they are, and their connection to Didsbury, can be viewed here.

Social trips

We organise day trips to heritage buildings and centres throughout the year. Our last trip, on 27th September 2023, was to Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury. Our trips are open to non-members. We expect to organise another trip in a few months time. Read about our trip here.

Photos and films of old and new Didsbury

Our archive of Didsbury photos, dating back to the late 1800s, and films on the heritage of Didsbury, can be viewed here. We are also planning to preserve the ghost sign at Costa Coffee (pictured). Read more.