St. Michael's Flags & Angel Meadow Park is situated close to the city centre of Manchester, UK. Map
St. Michael's Church once stood on the site and artist LS Lowry depicted the area in several of his paintings.
In 1999, the park was awarded a National Lottery Heritage grant to regenerate the neglected space for the benefit of a new residential community of Angel Meadow and challenge them to promote the history of the area.
In 2004, the Friends of Angel Meadow (FOAM) formed to campaign for the park's continued redevelopment and since then considerable money has been raised through grants and Manchester City Council interest. This led to the renovation and re-landscaping of the park transforming it into a green retreat from the bustle of the city.
Phase One was in finished in 2007, with further work to restore access steps to Aspin Lane and repair the boundary wall completed in 2014.
Work on the Angel Street entrance and landscaping within the park is due to commence in Spring 2015.
FOAM actively encourages preservation, fund raising and social events including:
Clean up days and gardening sessions
Tree, bulb and wildflower planting
Genealogy workshops and research into those who once lived in the area
Guided history walks & workshops to research the heritage of the area
Fund raising including social trips, community events and parties
Please join FOAM - membership is free and your contributions & enthusiasm will help to preserve Angel Meadow Park as a beautiful green oasis.
Friends of Angel Meadow Constitution 2004 can be read here.
Manchester City Council supports this project.