Northern Soul

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Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

April 20, 2014 Comments Off on Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

It is impossible to walk through Manchester city centre without experiencing the creativity of leading architect Ian Simpson.

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Coronation Street

Clattering along the cobbles on Coronation Street

April 4, 2014 Comments Off on Clattering along the cobbles on Coronation Street

Many moons ago when Bros ruled the airwaves and happy mondays were a day off school, Granada Studios flung open its doors to an eager public including yours truly.

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Scuttlers

The Scuttlers of Manchester: Britain’s first youth cult

March 27, 2014 Comments Off on The Scuttlers of Manchester: Britain’s first youth cult

“…parents should be taught their duty, at present they seem either regardless of this or utterly afraid of correcting their children”.

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Comma Press: a story of success

February 26, 2014 Comments Off on Comma Press: a story of success

The cosy world of the short story is undergoing a renaissance and this is due in part to the Manchester based publishing house, Comma Press.

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London Road Fire Station

In Need of Rescue: London Road Fire Station

February 3, 2014 Comments Off on In Need of Rescue: London Road Fire Station

The decaying site of the former fire station on London Road in Manchester has been part of the city centre landscape for so long that it is an accepted sight for anyone leaving Piccadilly Station.

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