Antiques Bus Trip: Day Seven, Ramsbottom

The final instalment of our bus trip through from Glossop to Ramsbottom

East of the M60’s series of seven posts for Catch The Bus Week 2016

Ramsbottom Bridge Street
Day Seven: Bridge Street, Ramsbottom. A familiar sight to anyone who has been on the East Lancashire Railway. Image by Nicholas Smale, 2011. (Creative Commons License, Some Rights Reserved).

We are near the end of our seven-day long tour ’round Greater Manchester’s antiques and collectables shops. In our trip, we have seen retro clothing, screw mount Leica cameras, 1970s radio and cassette recorders, and we’ve been through a ginnel to look at collectable items. For our final day, we take two buses towards the River Irwell town of Ramsbottom.
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Antiques Bus Trip: Day Five, Stockport

The fifth instalment of our bus trip through from Glossop to Ramsbottom

East of the M60’s series of seven posts for Catch The Bus Week 2016

Indoor market #Stockport
Day Five, Stockport: the Victorian splendour that is the glass and ironwork of Stockport’s indoor market hall. Image by Peter Black, 2013. (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

After a joyous trip to Houldsworth Mill, our next journey is a doddle. As for buses, just the one, yet two services to choose from.
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Antiques Bus Trip: Day Four, Reddish

Antiques and collectables shops from Glossop to Ramsbottom

The fourth part of East of the M60’s series of seven posts for Catch The Bus Week 2016

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Day Four: Houldsworth Mill, Reddish. Home to a cornucopia of uses including office space, a creche, and speciality shopping. Image by Mr Stephen, 2006. Creative Commons License: Share Alike

After a trip to the charming Vintage 55 in the centre of Oldham, we mark the halfway point of our Antiques Bus Trip by heading south to Reddish. Yes, it’s another two bus job.
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Trams-Lancs Express: The Next Generation Metrolink Project?

Calls for new circular line backed by MPs and councillors

Metrolink Circle Line diagram
A good idea? One wonders. I know for sure that Walkden Interchange should actually be Swinton Interchange, but the map is for diagrammatic purposes (So Ner!).

The Metrolink: the bane or joy of its 30 million or so passengers, is as much a Manchester icon as The Haçienda, Coronation Street, and Alan Turing. Its use of former BR lines and on-street sections is for many a suitable alternative to the car or the bus. Much of the system up to Phase 3B is complete. At this moment, a route to the Trafford Centre and a Stockport extension is next to follow. Continue reading “Trams-Lancs Express: The Next Generation Metrolink Project?”

Go Cheapway… to Reddish

A trip to the Lancashire industrial town

For the first time in several months, I managed to look around somewhere within my own parliamentary constituency. Which in my case is the one represented by Andrew Gwynne, and the most southern extremity of the Denton and Reddish seat. Continue reading “Go Cheapway… to Reddish”

Ringway Brewery Cleared For Westminster

Reddish brewery’s bitter set for House of Commons bar

Another one of our local breweries is set to grace the Commons’ bar. This week, it will be the turn of Reddish’s Ringway Brewery. Continue reading “Ringway Brewery Cleared For Westminster”