See Tom’s Blog about Hough End Hall

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Accountant needed

We have a great steering committee for the project but urgently need an accountant who is willing to help us with financial planning and maybe even becoming the Treasurer.  Please ask around your friends and associates and get in touch with



A series of posts on Hough End Hall by Andrew Simpson

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Hough End Hall in the summer of 1925

An occasional series dedicated to looking down at Chorlton from the air. Here is Hough End Hall in the summer of 1925 taken from an Imperial Airways aircraft. I guess this shot was taken on the same day as the one of the green I posted earlier this month. To the north of the hall is Chorlton Brook which meanders through open fields.

Aerial view Hough End Hall 1925 Imperial Airways m72046

Picture; aerial view of Hough End Hall 1925, m72046, Courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

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Chorlton Community Market £1,000,000 note donation

£1mil note donation

£1,000,000 note donation

Great day at The PostBox Café with Chorlton Community Market. We had lots of interest and Carolyn received a £1,000,000 note donation. Lots of people signed up to join and donated money to help buy Hough End Hall.


Friends of Hough End Hall at Chorlton Community Market

We will be at Chorlton Community Market on Saturday March 22nd between 10 am and 4 pm. So pop along to The Post Box Cafe and find us there.

lets make it ours poster

Let’s make it ours!


good news – the nomination of the community asset is going ahead

We have nominated Hough End Hall to be put on the register of Community Assets. We have just heard that Manchester City Council considers the nomination valid. Thanks to the Chorlton Civic Society for making the nomination. Now there is an 8 week decision making, period.  This is an important step: if the Hall eventually gets put on the Register, there will be a 6 month moratorium during which the owners of the Hall cannot sell it to anyone else whilst the community prepoares a bid. So, watch this space for more news.


Hough End Hall – new front page

We have just reorganised this website so that this home page will now contain the latest news on our campaign.

Today we heard that our application for the hall to be recognised as a community asset has been assessed as a valid application.  That means that the proposal has to be consulted on prior to being considered formally.

We’ll bring you further news as soon as we have it.