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“ A green  lung in a densely  urban area.” Sir Gerald Kaufman MP 1930 - 2017

The main community based project currently in hand is the creation of Gorton Heritage Trail.


Gorton has a rich history and the Heritage Trail will include sites connected with the history of Gorton:


1. Belle Vue Zoo

2. Gorton Park

3. Gorton Monastery

4. Byer-Peacock Locomotive Works

5. Trinity Church

6. Old Gorton

7. Gorton Cemetery

8. Butterfly Trail and Tan Yard Brow

9. Gorton Reservoirs

10. Debdale Park and Gorton House


The trail will also reflect the diverse occupancy of Gorton House where it will culminate. It is proposed that an exhibition in the house will reflect the history of the area.


Elements of the trail are gradually being put in place such as the siting of the locomotive wheel sets at the front of the park and outside Gorton library and the creation of a floral bed to include plants associated with dye works and medicine.


Further plans are under consideration to develop Green Corridors leading through the area to the park.

                                                                                                                                                                    

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