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Didsbury

April 2012

Community


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Contents 4. The Parsonage - Didsbury 6. Community Index 7. Hitting the Hotspot

The Parsonage - Photograph Š David Leitch

9. Gurkha Grill 13. April in your Garden 14. Food and Drink Index 17. Book Review 28. Business Index

PUBLISHER

Community Index

EDITOR/ADVERTISING Lesley Swann

SUB-EDITOR/WEBSITE Sam Paechter

CONTRIBUTIONS

Didsbury Parsonage Trust, Katherine Watson, Leon Horton, Louise at Rumpus Toys, James Bolchover

COVER PHOTOGRAPH David Leitch

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The Parsonage - Didsbury The house, which is in the St James’ Conservation Area is a Grade 2 Listed Building. The central part dates back to the 1600’s and the extensions at either end were added in the 1820’s. The house was at one time connected to The Cock and one landlady at The Cock lived at The Parsonage for a time.

In 1864, the Moss family moved into the Parsonage as tenants and later, Fletcher Moss bought the property. Fletcher Moss was an Alderman, a JP and an author, writing many books about his trips around the local area and wider country. He was also instrumental in persuading the Carnegie Foundation to set up the Library in Didsbury. Fletcher Moss opened the library in 1915. Fletcher Moss lived at The Parsonage until his death in 1919. In his will he left the house and

gardens and the land which is now Fletcher Moss Park, to the people of Didsbury and Manchester. He wanted the property to be used by the people. From his death until 1978, the building was used as an Art Gallery and Museum. Many Didsbury residents remember the Turner paintings which were on display and the other common, fond memory is the rocking baby cradle which was displayed in one of the rooms.

In 1978 it was felt that the collection would be safer with the other paintings in Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery and the Art Gallery and Museum was closed. The property was used as offices for various departments of Manchester City Council after that, until about 14 months ago when the last department moved out.

The Parsonage - Photograph © David Leitch

The house has stood empty since then. In February 2011 the Didsbury Civic Society approached Manchester City Council and discussed the Society taking over the Parsonage to make it into a Community Hub for the residents of Didsbury. We were given the go ahead after a business plan was formulated. The DCS then formed a separate charity and company called The Didsbury Parsonage Trust in order to create a separate identity for this exciting project We are currently well into the process of negotiating a 22 year lease, with the option to extend, on a full repairing basis. The house is in very good condition but does require some repairs and restoration work. This work amounts to over £120,000, of which we have raised £85,000 so far including a Heritage Lottery


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Some of the rooms upstairs, will be sub-let to small businesses, and this will provide the bulk of the money to cover the running costs. There is a three room suite and two single rooms. There is also a large conference room on the upper floor which can be used by these businesses, if they are not booked for community use. Unfortunately the first floor rooms are not disabled accessible.

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view the latest edition at www.communityindex.co.uk All donations will be used for the refurbishing of the building in order to reinstate its heritage status and make it suitable for community use.


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Clubs, Societies & Groups Acting For Fun Central Didsbury 431 4794 Didsbury Amateur Dramatics www.celestaplayers.co.uk Didsbury Cricket Club www.didsburyccsports. co.uk Didsbury Good Neighbours 07749 504298 www.didsburygood neighbours.com Didsbury Village East Residents Association www.dvera.co.uk Didsbury Village Women’s Institute www.didsburyvillagewi. co.uk Manchester Flower Lovers’ Guild First Monday of the month for flower demonstrations. Refreshmenst at 7.15 for 7.30 start. Visitors welcome £5 St Werburghs Church Hall, Chorlton M21 0TJ Anne 881 6591, collierann@btintnet.com flowersnorthwest.net Friends of Didsbury Park www.friendsofdidsbury park.co.uk Friends of Fletcher Moss Park Alan Hill 445 1535 Friends of Marie Louise Gardens www.marielouisegardens. org.uk South Manchester Camera Club www.smcc.org.uk Didsbury Over 50s Group 247 2323

Music & Entertainment

Mersey Valley Countryside Warden Service 905 1100

South Manchester Dance School 107 Clyde Road West Didsbury, 445 5308

Didsbury Comedy Club 7pm Show 7:45pm Admission £6/£5 Didsbury Cricket Club, Wilmslow Rd, East Didsbury, M20 2ZY

National Rail Enquiries nationalrail.co.uk 08457 48 49 50

West Didsbury Bookgroup Meets every four weeks at 7.30pm. Lively mixed group of all ages. Call 445 4483 leaving your name,address & landline

Pub Quiz Dog and Partridge Every Monday 9.30 Cash Jackpot 667 Wilmslow Road Tel: 0871 951 1000

Manchester City Council 234 5000 www.manchester.gov.uk

West Didsbury Residents Association Pam Siddons 445 5406 www.westdidsbury.org.uk

Stax of Soul Wednesdays 9.30pm-12 Thursdays DJ Pip Rolfe Weekend warm up till 1am One Lounge Bar 1 Lapwing lane www.oneloungebar.co.uk 448 0101

South Manchester U3A Meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 2pm, Emmanuel Church. Contact Edna 434 250

Health and Fitness Didsbury Sports Centre Manchester Metropolitan University, 247 2323 mmu.ac.uk/sport/ didsbury.php The Waterside Hotel & Galleon Leisure Club Wilmslow Road, 445 0225, www.watersidehotel. co.uk

Arts & Crafts The Classroom on School Lane Learn new a new craft 24 School Lane www.classroomschool lane.com Manchester Mosaics creative and art historical workshops 07528 526798 www.gallery.me.com/ amandamccrann Wendy Levy Art Gallery 17 Warburton Street Didsbury, 446 4880

Therapy at Sanctuary Bar Thursday night DJ 7–midnight every week. 653 Wilmslow Road

Social & Support Groups Didsbury Social Group didsburysocial@live.co.uk www.didsburysocial. jigsy.com New Family Social UK charity for LGBT adopters, foster carers and their children. Meets every two months in south Manchester. newfamilysocial.co.uk email: nwdevelopment@ newfamilysocial.co.uk

Useful Numbers Didsbury Library 227 3755 Environment on Call 954 9000

email your listings to lesley@communityindex.co.uk

NHS Direct 0845 46 47 nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Police – non emergency 872 5050 Samaritans 236 8000 samaritans.org

East Didsbury Councillors Andrew Simcock cllr.a.simcock@ manchester.gov.uk Andrew Taylor cllr.a.taylor@manchester. gov.uk David Sandiford cllr.d.sandiford@ manchester.gov.uk

West Didsbury Councillors Mark Clayton cllr.m.clayton@ manchester.gov.uk Graham Shaw cllr.g.shaw@manchester. gov.uk David Ellison cllr.d.ellison@manchester. gov.uk

Listings are FREE for charities, churches, social and non-profit community groups.

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Hitting the Hotspot By Leon Horton

At last! Something a bit different for all us foodies. Situated opposite Chorlton bus station, Hotspot Ess Paradies offers “traditional German cuisine with an emphasis on authentic Bavarian and Hessian cooking.” A fresh, modern decor with booth-style seating welcomes you into a relaxed and familyfriendly atmosphere, where, thanks to the courtesy and philosophy of the management, you’ll quite rightly want to linger a while. The extensive menu, something of a surprise to this reviewer, offers a wide array of starters and mains, from bratwurst to bockwurst to fish and noodle dishes to numerous meals I couldn’t even begin to pronounce, whilst the children’s menu more than caters for the younger palette. And if you’re really hungry, check out the daily specials for such delights as Hackbraten (German meatloaf) and Rouladen nach Mutti’s Art; a classic roulade filled with pickle, mustard, bacon and onion. For a starter, my friend and I shared the Gemüsestreifen für Zwei (£4.00) - sticks of seasonal vegetables with homemade Tzatziki dip and a delicious chilli and pepper hummus. Perfect for getting the juices flowing in anticipation of what was to come. For my main, I chose the Bayerische Bauern-pfanne or Bavarian Farmer’s Platter (£6.00); whilst my veggie friend, for once spoilt for choice, opted for the vegetarian schnitzel (£6.50). The platter (pan fried potatoes, with Nüberger sausage, peppers, onions, and peas, topped with scrambled eggs) was superbly presented, very tasty and a perfect choice for brunch. My friend described the schnitzel (an Austrian escalope made with couscous, courgette and carrots; breaded, pan fried, and served with seasonal vegetables or fries, with a rich gravy) as hearty, filling, and quite simply delicious. Dessert was Fantakuchen (£3.50), a popular German cake made intriguingly with a dash of Fanta orange. Light and creamy, it proved a perfect palette cleanser and a fine finale to our lunch. Manager Ramin and his team offer simple, honest and tasty food. So, if you’re looking for a hearty lunch or an informal evening meal, then Hotspot Ess Paradies is definitely the place for you. Hotspot indeed. It certainly hit mine. Hotspot 372 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 8AZ Tel: 0161 881 6881

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Gurkha Grill , West Didsbury Like the Gurkhas this restaurant is an old establishment that deserves respect for what it does. The Gurkha Grill has been on Burton Road for many years and I’ve been to it a number of times but it has been a good while since my last visit so I was intrigued to see what was new. First things first, it has undergone a new design with intimate little booths, and modern leather seating which was a welcome change from the worn carpet of typical curry houses. The distinctive Gurkha swords’ are also prominent in art works hanging on the wall. These touches all make one realize that they are not at a regular “Indian”, for this is a Nepalese restaurant. Scanning through the extensive menu one is spoilt for choice if not overwhelmed. There are the regular traditional curries such as the tandooris, bhunas and Rogan Josh’s of this world, but then there are a number of Nepalese specialities. We started with some poppadoms and chutneys and ordered a vegetable samosa and Momo, which were described as steamed dumplings that “hold a special place in the Nepalese people’s hearts”. Well we just had to order them. A hearty bowl arrived of what I can only describe as Nepalese Dim Sum, chicken mince wrapped in rice noodle. They were served in a very spicy sauce of cumin and fresh spices that I enjoyed immensely. It was a really different dish than the normal offerings. The poppadoms and vegetable samosa I must say were not the best. The poppadoms tasted like they had been cooked in burnt oil and the samosa was too spicy. On a plus side the chutneys seemed very fresh. Moving on to the mains we ordered a good variety of their specials: Chicken Sagar Matha Piro Piro, Gurkhali Chicken, Aduwa Kukhura or Ginger Lamb and Paneer Kadai with some Pilau rice and plain Naan bread. The lamb was tender with fresh spices and lots of ginger to add to the rich flavours from cooking slowly in a clay oven. The chicken also was tender and moist, and the spices in the sauces were fresh tasting. One word of warning, the Gurkhas are known to be fierce fighters and I think after eating their spicier dishes I can see that they certainly have a fire in their belly! When it says “Very Hot” on the menu it means very hot. The Paneer I was reliably informed from our resident vegetarian was “the nicest Paneer I’ve ever had” which was high praise indeed. I did try a bit and it was very tasty but I’m no connoisseur like my learned friend

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on the other side of the table. The rice and naan also deserve a special mention. Too often in curry houses the pilau rice is served in lurid colours with a ring of oil surrounding it and the naans are dripping in oil. This pilau had no strange colouring, no oiliness, but instead was light and fluffy, how rice should be. The naan was especially good, tasting really fresh and homemade. The Gurkha Grill is a very good curry house, especially if you stick to the Nepalese dishes, which they do with aplomb. Review by James Bolchover

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April in your Garden There is a great deal to say about April in the garden; it’s a time to divide and replant existing herbaceous perennials as well as a very good month to get new plants in the ground ready for the a summer show. But having just been out in my garden with a cup of tea before starting work I couldn’t help but be warmed by the sight of two Euphorbia characias wulfenii looking stately and slightly Jurassic in large pots against my sunny back wall. Euphorbia are among some of

by Katherine Watson

my favourite plants – a huge genus which has gone in and out of fashion over the last hundred years or so, but in most of the gardens you are likely to visit you will inevitably see one or a number of their variety and this is because they are great border plants. I remember first seeing a E.characias wulfenii in a quirky garden in the Cotswolds created by an equally quirky, stuff-and-nonsense woman who wore a trilby and charged a 50p entrance fee and turned a blind eye to picnics on her lawn. It was huge and positioned against the Edwardian house in a gravel bed with other cottage garden favourites and looked nostalgically magnificent. Euphorbias are a striking plant with slightly ‘alien’ characteristics (as in proper aliens not just strange) – in E.characias, lime green cylindrical bracts are held above bright grey/green leaf-littered stems. Among my

other favourites are E. palustris, a fresh lime green and slightly more delicate variety and E. griffithii ‘Fireglow’ or ‘Dixter’ bearing orange bracts – both of these need plenty of water and some staking to keep them from flopping onto other plants but they are striking border additions. Another variety I have in my garden is E. mellifera – the Honey Spurge, so called because of the strong smell of honey given off at flowering time. Another feature of this plant is that the seeds literally explode on sunny days – at first I thought I was being attacked by undercover squirrels throwing very small nuts (it’s possible?) before realising it was the facility developed to spread the seed beyond the canopy of the plant. Prone to frost but definitely worth a try. Katherine Watson, Fat Grass Garden Designs

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Cafe

1 Airy Fairy Cake Boutique 24 School Lane M20 6RG, 07791 850 641 2 Alpine Tea Rooms Fletcher Moss Gardens M20 2SW, 445 3679 3 The Art of Tea 47 Barlow Moor Road M20 6TW, 448 9323

13 Albert’s 120-122 Barlow Moor Road M20 2PU, 434 8289

27 Green Tea Restaurant 222 Burton Road M20 2LW, 445 5395

44 The Railway 3 Lapwing Lane M20 2WS, 445 9839

14 Azzurro Restaurant 242 Burton Road M20 2LW, 448 0099

28 Greens 43 Lapwing Lane M20 2NT, 434 4259

45 The Royal Oak 729 Wilmslow Road M20 6WF, 445 3152

15 Bistro West 156 156 Burton Road M20 1LH, 445 1921

29 The Gurkha Grill 198 Burton Road M20 2LH, 445 5444

46 Rhubarb Restaurant 167 Burton Road M20 2LN, 448 8887

30 GUSTO 765 Wilmslow Road M20 2DW, 445 8209

47 The Rose Garden 218 Burton Road M20 2LW, 478 0747

31 The Jade Garden 743 Wilmslow Road M20 6RN, 448 2342

48 Saints and Scholars 694 Wilmslow Road M20 2DN, 448 2457

32 Jem&i 1c School Lane M20 6RD, 0871 230 5026

49 The Sanctuary 653 Wilmlsow Road M20 6QZ, 445 9130

33 The Laughing Buddha 782 Wilmslow Road M20 2DR, 434 7688

50 The Slug & Lettuce 651 Wilmslow Road M20 6QZ

34 The Lime Tree 8 Lapwing Lane M20 2WS, 445 1217

51 The Station 682 Wilmslow Road M20 2DN, 445 9761

35 The Metropolitan 2 Lapwing Lane M20 2WS, 438 2332

52 La Tasca 10/12 Warburton Street M20 6WA, 438 0044

36 O’Neills 665-667 Wilmslow Road M20 6RA, 448 7941

53 The Woodstock 139 Barlow Moor Road M20 2DY, 448 7951

37 The Nelson Inn 3 Barlow Moor Road M20 6TN, 434 5118

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16 Cachumba Cafe 220 Burton Road M20 2LW, 445 2479

4 Crazy Cow Cafe 837 Wilmslow Road M20 5WD, 215 0325

17 Cafe Rouge 653 Wilmslow Road Manchester, M20 6QZ 0161 438 0444

5 Folk Cafe Bar 169-171 Burton Road M20 2LN, 445 2912

18 Casa Tapas 704 Wilmslow Road M20 2DW, 448 2515

6 Refresh Catering Emporium 10 Whitechapel St M20 6UB, 434 8899

19 The Didsbury 852 Wilmslow Road M20 2SG, 445 5389

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20 The Dog and Partridge 667 Wilmslow Road M20 6RA, 445 5322

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by Louise at Rumpus Toys The Diabolical Tiddles By Tom McLaughlin Published by Simon and Schuster £5.99 Fearsome dinosaurs, whooshing jetpacks, rockstar guitars, a horse called Alan...just a few of the things Harry unexpectedly finds in his bedroom. Where are they coming from? Tom is given what he wants most ‘in the whole wide world’, a cat! Tom makes sure his new ‘furry-purry’ friend Mr Tiddles is as happy as a cat could be, and makes sure he has everything he could possibly need. In return the adventurous Mr Tiddles loves Tom, and treats him with ever more extravagant and outrageous treats, and with the arrival of Alan, the horse, Tom decides it is time to investigate. ‘The Diabolical Mr Tiddles’ is funny and engaging, and the quirky illustrations provide lots to talk about. This is a brilliant and charming debut book from Tom McLaughlin.

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