The River Irwell

The River Irwell

Irwell The hardest working river. The River Irwell is a 39-mile (63 km) long river which flows through the Rossendale Valley. Its source is at Irwell Springs on Deerplay Moor, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Bacup. It forms the boundary between Manchester...
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway A long way a way from the slow canals and roads. You are outside the original station for the Manchester to Liverpool railway.  You can still see the facade. When the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was approaching completion, the...
IRA bomb

IRA bomb

The IRA Bomb The bombing of Manchester in 1996. Look around you and see how shining and new everything is.  There is a reason and I'll tell you why. Close...
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway A long way a way from the slow canals and roads. You are outside the original station for the Manchester to Liverpool railway.  You can still see the facade. When the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was approaching completion, the...
Strangeways indeed

Strangeways indeed

HM Prison Manchester Strangeways indeed. HM Prison Manchester was known as Strangeways, after the area in which it is located, until it was rebuilt following a major riot in 1990 and is still commonly referred to as such. Close...
The Electric Circus

The Electric Circus

The Electric Circus Thirty years ago, the Manchester music scene was changed for ever. With acts like Warsaw, Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, Clash, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Slaughter and the dogs, Siouxsie and the Banshees what wasn't to love about the the...