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Paradise Factory

Manchester’s Paradise Factory opens its doors for the last time

August 23, 2014 Comments Off on Manchester’s Paradise Factory opens its doors for the last time

Twenty-one is an important birthday for anyone but what if you are one of the biggest clubs ever to grace Manchester’s scene? Then you celebrate in style. On the back of last year’s phenomenally successful 20th reunion party, Paradise Factory is going out with a bang. Northern Soul caught up with creator Peter Dalton.

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Jerome Caminada

Jerome Caminada: Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes

July 26, 2014 Comments Off on Jerome Caminada: Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes

Life in Manchester’s streets in the latter part of the 19th century was treacherous, with all manner of conmen, murderers and villains roaming the alleyways and ginnels. 

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Tangled: end of an era for legendary Manchester club night

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Tangled: end of an era for legendary Manchester club night

For anyone who has spent time clubbing in Manchester, the club night Tangled has achieved almost mythic proportions.

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Herdwick

Herdwick sheep: a fixture on the fells

May 31, 2014 Comments Off on Herdwick sheep: a fixture on the fells

For anyone who has visited the Lake District or if, like me, you were brought up there, Herdwick sheep are commonplace.

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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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