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Flood relief outlet, near Moorgate Lane
Fletcher Moss Gardens. I was surprised to find Fletcher Moss was a
man. His family lived in the Old Parsonage
from 1865 and he gave the house and Fletcher Moss Park to Manchester
Council in 1915, on condition he could
remain living there until his death - which was in 1919.
The Eagle Gateway to Parsonage Gardens was rescued by Fletcher Moss
when his Spread Eagle Hotel in Corporation Street in 1902 was demolished
The Old Parsonage dates from around 1650. The council gave up using
it as an art gallery in 2011 and boarded it up
but it was rescued by the Didsbury Civic Society and is now leased
from the council and run by the
Didsbury Parsonage Trust and used for regular exhibitions by local
artists and hired for other events.
Fletcher Moss and his mother created the gardens which are now looked
after by volunteers
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