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Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

May 14, 2019 No Comments

Afflecks (or Affleck’s Palace as was) is a Manchester institution. With a history going back to the 1860s, the modern day indie emporium dates to 1982. Northern Soul’s Caleb Everett joins a new tour exploring its secrets.

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Fenwick's Christmas Window Display

Fenwick’s Christmas Window

November 15, 2015 1 Comment

“The boards are up,” my grandma tells me earnestly over the phone. “They’ve started building the Fenwick’s window.”

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Resplendent in neon orange skates

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on Resplendent in neon orange skates

Karen Connolly get her skates on for a bit of festive fun at The Ice Rink at Selfridges, Manchester Trafford.

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Crafty Exchange at the Corn Exchange, Manchester

May 16, 2013 Comments Off on Crafty Exchange at the Corn Exchange, Manchester

I don’t know about you but I have very fond memories of the Corn Exchange. As a teenager, the heady mix of incense, vinyl and creaking floorboards was almost too much to bear.

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The Avenue at Spinningfields

The Avenue

March 28, 2013 Comments Off on The Avenue

Shopping. Shopping in posh shops. Shopping in stores, salons and boutiques. Mmm, shopping.

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