Welcome to Friends of Angel Meadow (FOAM)
St. Michael's Flags & Angel Meadow 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) was formed to campaign for the park's continued redevelopment and since then considerable money has been raised. 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 Angel St boundary wall and entrance was completed in 2016. The final regeneration of the park will be undertaken as part of funding for the Meadowside Residential scheme currently under construction.
FOAM is active in the community, keeping the park maintained and it's history alive!
- 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 as a beautiful green oasis.
You can also follow us on social media - see links below.
The FOAM Constitution can be read here.
With much thanks to Mike Wingfield and Richard Long for their work on this website and @Blackjackbrewery for sponsoring it.