Author: Ben Foster

Welcome to Isabelle

Welcome to Isabelle who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Professional Viewer.

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outdoor bbq class by foodsorcery

As the weather continues to surprise us all, surely its time to brush up on your outdoor cooking skills.  With that in mind, Food Sorcery, the cookery and Barista school based at Waterside Hotel in Didsbury are hosting an updated and accessible BBQ course that will give you the skills to cook on the open flame with confidence. Take your place as pit master for the day and whip up some classic BBQ dishes to your preference with friends.

Cooking Vegetarian on the barbecue doesn’t need to be boring and predictable, opening your eyes to some of the flexible ways of cooking outside and what you can do with some exciting ingredients – you will eat what you cook, so plenty of food!.

This event is about enjoying the BBQ experience (yes there is a bar) with a focus on developing core BBQ skills of fire control, preparation and cooking.

Taking place on Saturday 28th July, click the link for details and to book:

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‘baity’ a palestinian kitchen due to open soon

Another new restaurant addition soon to open right opposite our Didsbury Branch in Wilmslow road is ‘BAITY’ a Palestinian Kitchen – due to open this Summer and already recruiting!

Baity is the word for ‘home’ in Arabic, the main language of Palestine. The cuisine is a healthy mix of Mediterranean flavours, unique spices and herbs from the Holy Land! Being custodians of the Holy Land, hospitality and good food is what they’re good at! The team are very excited to bring that experience, with a twist of European presentation to Didsbury.

From home made Hummus to Musakhan, they will surely impress your palate with new flavours, textures and experience.

Watch this space for details for their launch date – I’m sure they’ll get a warm Didsbury welcome when the doors open…

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‘fress’ cafe, restaurant and bar opens in didsbury

Following on from the success of their Northern Quarter premises, FRESS has just opened 2 doors down from us on Wilmslow Road.

FRESS Café, Restaurant & Bar is one of the few places in Manchester to make everything fresh in house. They pride themselves on using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to make their tasty dishes. Their chefs meticulously prepare everything from ice cream to chilli sauce themselves. Serving fresh seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious mouth watering dishes and cocktails throughout the day.

With many years experience in the hospitality industry, the FRESS team wanted to stamp their mark on the Manchester food scene. They have an insatiable passion for great food & drink, delivering friendly, unpretentious service and judging by the numbers we’ve witnessed enjoying the sunshine on their outdoor frontage, it looks like the Didsbury venture is destined for a great things.

We wish them all the best with their new Didsbury premises – click here for more details:

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didsbury car show 2018

Calling all petrol heads, the Didsbury Car Show rolls into town next month and promises to be a fun fuelled day out for all the family to enjoy! A superb event in the Didsbury calendar, the car show was first held within the leafy settings of Didsbury Park in 2010 and returns in July for its ninth year running here in the village. This year’s theme is cars with character so we can expect to see interesting entries from vintage sports cars to modern day classics, with the event organisers making space to accommodate up to 300 cars. This is a great opportunity to get together with the family and enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine seeing some fantastic classic and vintage cars, monies raised at the event goes to the very worth while Oxfam UK Poverty Programme, helping local people. Schduled to begin at 11am on Sunday 8th July at Didsbury Park, registration for exhibitors is now open, for further details click;

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didsbury guitar trail

If you’re stuck for plans on a Sunday, why not take a leisurely stroll over to Fletcher Moss Gardens and enjoy the Guitar Trails taking place on 22nd July throughout the afternoon in the Gardens. This popular event returns for its 10th year here in Didsbury where musicians of all ages and skill level set up and play guitar music with family and friends in the landscape gardens. Head over to the Didsbury Map Events Guide for more information on this event!

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old parsonage garden party

Join in the community spirit this summer and visit the Old Parsonage Gardens for their open Garden Party!

Being held on Sunday 15th July between 11:30am – 4:30pm this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a relaxed afternoon in the gardens whilst catching up with friends and neighbours. There will be a selection of hot cold food & drinks available from artisan traders, family garden activities and a raffle. From 12 noon visitors can enjoy music from the Gallery Choir and other local budding musicians, for further information take a look at:

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Breakdown of age bands

The split of the population by age group has a big effect on the local housing market; the demographic profile affects prices, but more importantly the tenure mix and the rates of sales. The patterns you can see here gives you a good insight into the profile of local residents.

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Change in prices over the last three years

This chart shows how the relative prices of the major house types have varied over recent years. By clustering the columns you can see the interesting patterns developing over time.

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Sales by house type over in recent years

The rate at which properties are sold in the market is probably the best indicator of what we in the trade call ‘buoyancy’. In this chart, we show the number of properties which have been sold each year since 2008.

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