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Gorton Monastery Manchester exterior architecture detail

Gorton Monastery

The Church and Friary of St. Francis, is known locally as Gorton Monastery. Is it a former 19th century Franciscans priory, the Franciscans came to Gorton in 1961 and started building the friary in 1863 and the work lasted around … Continue reading


Fiddlers Ferry power station industrial industry

Fiddlers Ferry Power Station

Fiddlers Ferry Power Station Fiddlers Ferry Power Station is a coal fired power station that is located in Warrington. It is situated on the north bank of the River Mersey, it opened in 1971 and the station has a capacity … Continue reading


Elizabeth Gaskell house villa 84 Plymouth Grove Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth was an English novelist, her novels often portrayed the lives of Victorian society. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848 and some of her best novels include Cranford, North and South and Wives and Daughters. … Continue reading


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Aerial Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, citizens are often referred to as Mancunians. City status was achieved by Manchester in 1853, and it the third most visited city by over seas tourist according to data by … Continue reading


Beetham Tower Manchester budding architecture

Beetham Tower

Beetham Tower is a landmark 47 storey skyscraper in Manchester, the tower has a multi use the 1st – 22nd floor are occupied by the four star Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, then the 23rd floor has a four meter overhang with a … Continue reading


Peter's Square cross Metrolink tram stop  Manchester city centre, England,UK. historic landmark remains of church stood on the spot  instrumental Peterloo event

St. Peter’s Cross

Have you ever wondered what the cross in St. Peters Square symbolises? St. Peters Square is a public area in Manchester’s city centre, the square is host to Manchester Cenotaph and the St Peters Square Metrolink tram stop but it also … Continue reading


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Manchesters oldest pubs and the story behind their names

Salford University graduate Erik Merriman looked into the history of the names, his research earned him a coveted award “The Society of Name Studies in Britain and Ireland’s annual essay prize.” The Peveril on the Peak and The Lass O’Gowrie … Continue reading


Wythenshawe Hall fire

Wythenshawe Hall Fire

Since the fire at the Hall on 15th March 2016, an emergency tarpaulin has been used to protect the building while essential structural and archaeological works were completed inside.     The installation of the new temporary roof is the … Continue reading


royal visit to did sos manchester

DIY SOS Manchester

Princes William and Harry put on their hard hats and joined the DIY SOS team helping with the transformation of a north Manchester street into a village for army veterans. The Royal Brothers, who are both ex-military, donned personalised hats, … Continue reading

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Pizza Express Manchester

I was amazed to find out that Pizza Express have more restaurants in the city centre of Manchester than McDonalds have, and they are about to open a new one at first Street. Pictured here is the re-openind restaurant at … Continue reading

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