Friends of Mauldeth Rd Station, situated in south Manchester on the Airport spur, are the latest addition to the Crewe to Manchester CRP. The Mauldeth Rd station serves the busy suburb of Ladybarn popular with students and city centre commuters.
The Friends continue to develop a patch of land, The Triangle, opposite the ticket office. The area has now been laid with gravel by volunteers from Siemens’ Engineering and decorated by willow-work dragonflies made by local residents on a course organised by the Friends and funded by Buzz, the Manchester Health and Wellbeing Service.
Planting undertaken by the Friends around the station has been recognised with a 2022 North West in Bloom, It’s Your Neighbourhood Award at Level 3 (Advancing).
Line Art posters have been printed onto aluminium board and were displayed at Ladybarn Social Club in November. One poster shows Poplar Walk in Ladybarn Park and the other St. Margaret’s church in Burnage to represent both communities local to the station.
Discussions are on-going regarding the best spot for the final display of the posters at the station after their tour of other local venues concludes in early 2023.