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Manchester is steeped in football history. From the formation of the first league in the world in 1888, to the home of the National Football Museum in 2012 The great city of Manchester boasts the best supported club in the world, with Manchester United, and the third richest club in the world with Manchester City […]
Talk to any Manchester United fan of a certain vintage, in fact talk to ANY football fan, about the Munich Air Disaster, and don’t be surprised if you are met with tears. The tragic events of the 6th February 1958 live long in the memory and are passed down from father to son. The players […]
Lowry’s pictures, like Coronation Street, Blackpool Tower, and football teams City and United, have been part of my life as long as I can remember. They have always been there as prints hanging in the houses of my friends and families. Manchester and Salford supplied the backdrop to many of Lowry’s paintings but my favourites […]
Heaton Park situated in north Manchester is one of the largest municipal parks in Europe. Formerly the home of the Wilton family the park retains many of its original buildings with Heaton Hall (James Wyatt 1772 ) designed and built for Sir Thomas Egerton the 1st Earl of Wilton and described by Pevsner as ‘one […]
Manchester – home of Britain’s longest-running soap, Coronation Street. Come to MediaCity in Salford on any day of the week and you’ll probably see a crowd of people hanging around. Why are they here? It’s because MediaCity is the home of TV soap Coronation Street, and the chance to meet one of the stars brings fans from all […]
A final update, I survived the Great Manchester Swim and managed to raise just over £1,000! A big thank you to everyone for their support (financial and moral) and I will see you all next year! Meanwhile, here’s a little piece on my efforts courtesy of our friends at Channel 4. Enjoy!
Here is a short video about my cycle. Didn’t think i had a recording of this but a good friend of mine pointed it out to me. I’m only on for a few seconds about a minute in, but it’s a great video about a great event. I hope you enjoy!