Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulne: A Collection of Antiques and Curios (Michael Billington & Bob Potts) £15.99
Paperback. Published by Epona Publishing 2021. 186 pages.
This book is, in effect, the sequel to Michael Billington’s The Story of Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme, published by The History Press in 2018.
Here we take a look at the quirkier side of life in the area.
Who has heard of Lillicrap’s Hone?
Or Leeming’s concrete incinerator in the shape of a tree trunk?
Why did the local bobby pay children for sparrows’ heads and crows’ legs?
Who was the Davyhulme Yank?
What are the “Seven Sisters”?
Where was the concrete map of England?
What was Push Plough Field?
Who was Tim Bobbin?
What was a “tin tabernacle”?
And what is the connection between Hollywood actor George Coulouris and Urmston?
All is revealed here.