Blue Plaques in Urmston

Urmston Area
Recipient  Desription Location Plaque Erected

Bottoms Footpath (1826)

The stopping of the footpath by Squire Wright resulted in a court action instituted and funded by the people of Flixton in 1826.  This court case was of great historic significance and provided the catalyst for the formation of the Manchester Association for the Preservation of Ancient Footpaths’. The footpath ran from Flixton Church and connected with other subsidiary paths to Shawe Hall. The plaque was sited on the wall of Flixton Station but it was unfortunately lost when the building was destroyed by fire in 1997.

Flixton Station


Professor Tom Kilburn (1921-2001)

Tom Kilburn was an engineer who created the world's first electronically stored computer programme.

Carlton Crescent


Trafford General Hospital

On 5 July 1948, the Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, launched the National Health Service at Trafford General Hospital (formerly known as Park Hospital). The plaque was unveiled on the 70th anniversary by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. 

Entrance to Trafford General Hospital 

5 July 2018