Abraham Moss is a Manchester Metrolink tram stop on the Bury Line. The station replaced nearby Woodlands Road stop, it is close to the local college campus. The planning application for the station was lodged June 2010. Construction began on 18 October 2010 and the station became operational on 18 April 2011. Services run every 12 minutes on 2 routes, forming a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times. Abraham Moss is served by several bus services on Crescent Road. First Greater Manchester/JPT services 88 and 89 run a circular route to Manchester either via Cheetham Hill or via North Manchester General Hospital, Higher Blackley and White Moss. Another First service, the 149 runs to Manchester via Broughton and runs to Oldham via Moston and Hollinwood. First service 52 runs westbound to Pendleton via Cheetham Hill and Broughton and eastbound to Failsworth via Harpurhey and Newton Heath. First service 53 terminates nearby at Cheetham Hill and runs to Pendleton via North Manchester General Hospital, Beswick, University of Manchester and Old Trafford.
The British Rayon Research Association was a research institute formed in 1946 by the British Rayon Federation and others. It was funded by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and by voluntary funds from industry to investigate the chemical and physical properties of rayon and rayon fabrics, using a wide range of laboratory and theoretical methods. John Wilson, its Director from 1948 to 1958 was appointed a CBE for his work at the BRRA, it was located near Ringway Airport in Manchester and at Heald Green near Manchester after 1955. Work from the Association included academic publication, that included papers by Leslie Treloar in the journal Polymer; the BRRA sponsored Andrew Donald Booth's early research into computing at Birkbeck and was home to the first of his All Purpose Electronic Computers built in 1952Under Wilson's leadership, the staff of BRRA grew to nearly 300 and gained an international reputation in textiles research. The BRRA offered annual Technological Scholarships in the Departments of Textiles at the University of Manchester and the University of Leeds.
The Duke of Edinburgh opened the new BRRA laboratory at Heald Green on 11 May 1955. It cost £500,000. British Pathé filmed footage of research, at BRRA, on the strength of fabrics. John Wilson was succeeded by Leonard Albert Wiseman in 1958. By at least 1955 it was apparent that there was potential for overlap in research with the work of the British Cotton Industry Research Association. In 1957 an official agreement was made to avoid duplication. Wilson retired from the BRRA in 1958, Len Wiseman became Director. Consensus emerged that a merger between the BRRA was needed. BRRA's life ended with its merger with the BCRA to form the Cotton and Man-Made Fibres Research Association in 1961, better known as the Shirley Institute. Len Wiseman was appointed its Deputy Director. LRG Treloar, author of texts and papers on polymer science George Porter Baron Porter of Luddenham, Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution, Nobel Laureate, John Wilson Derek Saunders Pro-Vice Chancellor of Cranfield Institute of Technology Robin Bullough Arthur S. Lodge, rheologist at University of Wisconsin Leonard Albert Wiseman Application of high-speed photography to textile problems, G. A. J. Orchard, R. A. Barker, British Rayon Research Association The physics of rubber elasticity, L. R. G. Treloar Clarendon Press, 1958