By that time the ship canal had been open for two years, but the predicted traffic had yet to materialise. ... Stamford Park School. Trafford council bought the land from Esso in 1983, for £50,000 (£170,000 as of 2021). The new status did little to reverse the park's fortunes however; during a 1984 House of Commons debate, Member of Parliament for Stretford, Tony Lloyd, described the area's decline as "spectacular and disastrous". The facility was designed in two separate sections to minimise the impact of bomb damage on production. It cost £11 million and has the capacity to deal with 100,000 containers a year.[96]. [2] It covers 41 square miles (106 km2)[3] and includes the area of Old Trafford and the towns of Altrincham, Stretford, Urmston, Timperley, Partington and Sale. Operators include Stagecoach Manchester, Arriva North West, First Greater Manchester and some smaller operators, who generally run services under contract to Transport for Greater Manchester. As well as being home to several clubs in the top echelon of their sports, Trafford plays host to smaller clubs, including Altrincham F.C., Flixton F.C., and Trafford F.C.. Salford Corporation then refused to provide any more gas for the trams, and the service was once again suspended until the Estates Company bought the entire operation for £2,000 in 1900. Both Flixton F.C. Trafford Psychological Therapies provides talking therapy for adults of all ages: it is free, confidential, and proven to be effective. This article is about the district of Greater Manchester, England. The Barton Docks area was developed during and after the Second World War, but the land belonging to Dumplington Estates remained largely undeveloped until the construction of the Trafford Centre, which opened in 1998. The initial proposals are now being shared following feedback and responses collated over an extensive 15-month public consultation with the local community. [58] Trafford has three of Greater Manchester's 21 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. [36] The oak branches represent Urmston and the rural areas of Trafford. In 1761, a section of the Bridgewater Canal was built along the southeast and southwest sides of Trafford Park. Glovers also built a power station in the park, on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal. Trafford Cycle Forum was established to promote cycling in Trafford;[99] the group actively campaigns to raise money for cycling in the borough.[100]. Brookheys Covert is a semi-natural wood consisting mainly of ash, birch, and rowan, with a wetland habitat covering 5.8 acres (2.3 ha) in Dunham Massey. [24] The hall's stables and some other outbuildings were used for stock auctions and the sale of horses, from 1900 to 1902,[25] and the ornamental lake was leased to William Crooke and Sons, for use as a boating lake, initially on a five-year lease. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been made to develop the site into a community project. Overall the council was awarded "three star" status meaning it was "performing well" and "consistently above minimum requirements", similar to 46% of all local authorities. In the 11 years of its existence, the park attracted 1,000 companies, generating 28,299 new jobs and £1.759 billion of private-sector investment. [21] He remained with the company, latterly as its joint chairman and managing director, until 1930.[22]. The Trafford Park Urban Development Corporation, formed in 1987, reversed the estate's decline. Trafford has a strong economy with low levels of unemployment and contains both Trafford Park industrial estate and the Trafford Centre, a large out-of-town shopping centre. Much of the station's content was musical, but news, plays, and children's programmes were also transmitted. It covers 41 square miles (106 km 2) and includes the area of Old Trafford and the towns of Altrincham, Stretford, Urmston, Timperley, Partington and Sale.The borough was formed in 1974 as a merger of the municipal boroughs of Altrincham, Sale, and Stretford, the … Melly. By the following year, British Westinghouse was employing about half of the 12,000 workers in Trafford Park. [61] As of 2008, there were 1,400 companies within the park employing an estimated 35,000 people. [10] They have since declined, although Trafford Park still employs 40–50,000 people. [75] The development was laid out in a grid pattern, with the roads numbered instead of being named. The coat of arms of Trafford Council depicts a griffin on a shield flanked by two unicorns. It has a viewing platform about 95 feet (29 m) high, offering views across Salford and the Quays towards Manchester city centre. [36] The unicorns stand for Sale and Altrincham. Dunham Castle is an early medieval castle in Dunham Massey. Most of these early developments were built on the eastern side of the park, while the rest of it remained largely undeveloped. [27] All of the open-field land uses were subsequently pushed out by industry. It was officially opened in 2008, following a merger between South Trafford College and North Trafford College. [26] In 2008–09, Trafford council had a budget of £150.5 million. and Trafford F.C. 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[9] A 100% increase in population in the Trafford area between 1841 and 1861 was a direct result of an influx due to the construction of the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway, which allowed residents to commute more easily from Trafford into Manchester. Report a problem on a road. [44], Trafford Park was founded in 1897, and at its peak in 1945 employed 75,000 people. [40], Following the lead of its American counterpart, Metropolitan Vickers set up Manchester's and one of the UK's first radio stations at their factory in 1921. Bosses at the Trafford Centre have announced it is now under new management from today.. [82] In 2007 the park was designated a Local Nature Reserve, one of only two in Trafford.[83]. It belonged to Hamon de Massey, and was probably still standing in the early 14th century. This was roughly in line with national figures, except for the proportion of jobs in agriculture which is less than half the national average, reflecting Trafford's suburban nature and its proximity to the centre of Manchester. [2], The eastern area of the park, where the first developments took place at the end of the 19th century, was then under the local government control of Stretford Urban District; the west was controlled by the urban district of Barton-upon-Irwell. [78][79] In 2008–09 they finished sixth in the Elite Ice Hockey League. It has since increased slightly, up to 27% (26% nationwide). There are some areas of peat bog in the west of the park, in the area formerly known as Trafford Moss. [45] As well as being the world's first planned industrial estate,[46] it is Europe's largest business park. [61] Also in Trafford are many parks and open spaces; there are 21.2 square miles (55 km2) of greenspace, 51.8% of the total area covered by the borough. [42], The table below details the population change since 1801. CPP is an established investor in UK shopping centres with specialist experience of owning large-scale retail assets. It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. [31] In 1919, Westinghouse was sold to the Vickers Company and renamed Metropolitan-Vickers, often shortened to Metrovicks. After gaining seats in the 2019 local elections, the Labour Party was in a position to form a majority-controlling administration. The centre has over 30 million visitors annually,[48] and contains 235 stores, 55 restaurants, and the largest Odeon cinema in the UK. [7] The settlements in Trafford have been based largely around agriculture, although Altrincham was founded as a market town in the mid 13th century. Southern & Co. (timber merchants), James Gresham (engineers), and W. T. Glovers & Co. (electric cable manufacturers). The museum houses two extensive exhibition spaces. 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