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Scouts outside their tent at Middlewood Scout Camp. Cunliffe Family Collection Victor Cunliffe

Memories of Middlewood Scout Camp: celebrating 73 years of scouting in Salford

March 23, 2022 Comments Off on Memories of Middlewood Scout Camp: celebrating 73 years of scouting in Salford

Salford’s magnificent RHS Bridgewater Gardens, which opened in May 2021, are built on what was once the estate of the third Duke of Bridgewater and are bordered by the canal that bears his name.

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North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021. Image by Andy Gray.

Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

Something extremely special is on show all year round within the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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A selection of Cranford editions at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

May 12, 2021 Comments Off on A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester is set to reopen its doors to the public after lockdown.

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British Library North. Credit: British Library Board

“We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

January 10, 2021 Comments Off on “We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

The British Library is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks.

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Visit County Durham. Chris Auld Photoshoot;

Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

September 27, 2020 Comments Off on Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

The train pulls into the station, the driver gets out of the cab and switches ends to take it back to Darlington. It’s only then that I realise we’ve been travelling on a single track railway. Bishop Auckland is the end of the line in so many ways.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

It’s August 1 – Yorkshire Day – and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has re-opened following its COVID-19-induced hiatus.

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West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Good News in Focus: Prosper North, a free business support programme aimed at cultural heritage organisations in the North

July 20, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Prosper North, a free business support programme aimed at cultural heritage organisations in the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

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Ordsall Hall Garden Party - Celebrating the re-opening of the Ha

Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

May 14, 2020 Comments Off on Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

There’s a place in the heart of Salford, nestled in the most incongruous of surroundings, that is very special.

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Blackburn image by Laura Brown

Blackburn: Walking from here to there

May 2, 2020 Comments Off on Blackburn: Walking from here to there

Outside Blackburn’s Madina Mosque the terraced streets roll down into a valley where the town centre spreads out comfortably, but another steep incline begins into the green hills above.

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The Stockport Viaduct @every_station

View from the Viaduct: Northern Soul talks to the Stockport Viaduct

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on View from the Viaduct: Northern Soul talks to the Stockport Viaduct

Over the past few years, I’ve interviewed lots of celebrities and people of note. But I was bricking it when I was granted a chat with the Stockport Viaduct.

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