Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City by American bluesman Jimmy Reed is playing on Apple Music on my laptop just now. Classic 12-bar blues! It was music of a different genre which took us to the Quays Theatre at the Lowry Centre in Salford the other night. We were lucky enough to Read more…

Sunday Morning in Castlefield

Early Early-ish on a sunny Sunday morning is always a good time to wander around exploring a city. These images were taken in the Castlefield area of Central Manchester on just such a morning. Castlefield is an inner city conservation area of Manchester in North West England. The conservation area Read more…

The Quays: a story of regeneration.

I love canals and everything connected with them. I am lucky to live in NW England which has so many. (I’ve found a dozen on the website www.canalboat.co.uk)   The Manchester Ship Canal was opened in 1894 by Queen Victoria.This was a feat of engineering, running from Eastham on the Read more…

Cottonopolis

My image this week for Norm’s Thursday Doors was taken in Chinatown in Manchester. Handkerchief Manufacturer…. ……  A & H Reich Cotton Goods. A faded cotton merchants’ sign from a bygone age when Manchester was known as Cottonopolis, the Cotton Capital of the world.    

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