Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Looking for the unexpected ....... on Manor Drive ...... in Chorlton

Manor Drive runs in a loop, starting and ending at Darley Avenue.

Most of the houses will date I think from the late 1920s or early 1930s, and on an autumn day with the leaves on the turn it is a very pleasant place to walk.

And it has surprises, one of which is the Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre, which is situated at number 45.

Peter came across it recently and decided to paint it while I went looking for its history.

My starting point was their website, which has a blog as well as a detailed description of their activities.

But because I like history I went looking for the building’s past, and very quickly came to a dead end.

I know that it was there by 1939 when it was listed as vacant, which leaves me to start the search at the directories for that year and work back till I find when it was built.

Of course there may be someone on Manor Drive who can help, bit in the meantime I will leave you with Peter’s painting.

Location; Chorlton

Painting; Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre. Painting © 2018 Peter Topping, Paintings from Pictures.  The Photo was taken from their Website

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* Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre, http://www.dechen.org/buddhist-centres/manchester/

1 comment:

  1. I am the publicity person for Kagyu Ling. Did you see the feature we wrote for the May edition of 'Open Up Chorlton'? That is all we know but we'd love to find out more if you can help. Happy to chat. I'm on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gill.bennett.127) which is where I usually pick up links to your blog. We also have a facebook page for the Centre (https://www.facebook.com/Dechenmanchester/).

    Gill Bennett