MCS urges listing of Holy Rosary Church to protect “Oldham Mural”

Manchester Civic Society has written to Historic England to support the listing of the former Church of the Holy Rosary building in Oldham so that the rare example of a mural by Hungarian artist George Mayer-Marton can be protected.   ‘The Crucifixion’ is an unusual combination of mosaic and painted fresco completed in 1955 in Oldham’s …
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Manchester Civic Society formally objects to the Apex development

Manchester Civic Society has submitted a formal objection to the truly awful Apex tower which will cast a shadow (both actually and metaphorically) over the beloved Britons Protection pub.  So far the plans have received a raft of objections and very little support. It is the last week to lodge your formal complaints to the …
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Manchester Civic Society opposes closure of Stockport’s Central Library

Manchester Civic Society opposes Stockport Council’s intended closure of Stockport Central Library and the relocation of library services to the Merseyway Precinct.   Relocating library services and collections away from the Central Library building, with no plan identified for the future use of the building seems an abdication of responsibility.  The future options appraisal commissioned …
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