Shall We Take A Trip, 1978 Style? Part Two: Outer City Tour

45 miles around Manchester, 1978 to 26 attractions: is it still possible?

If you thought the city centre has changed beyond recognition in the last 36 years, the same is also true of its immediate surroundings. Continue reading “Shall We Take A Trip, 1978 Style? Part Two: Outer City Tour”

Shall We Take A Trip, 1978 Style? Part One: Inner City Tour

Retracing City of Manchester Corporation’s tours from their 1978 pocket guide

Manchester in 1978: though a year before the creator of this blog emerged, the city’s Arndale Centre was a year from completion. University Challenge and Coronation Street was filmed at Quay Street instead of MediaCity. The Manchester Ship Canal’s Manchester Docks was in its death throes as bigger ships used Ellesmere Port, or at least for the next five years, Dock 9 close to today’s Lowry Centre. Continue reading “Shall We Take A Trip, 1978 Style? Part One: Inner City Tour”

Go Cheapway… With A Dog

Travelling on public transport with your canine friend

Sammy, 8 years old
Companion and sometime editorial assistant for East of the M60: Samuel H. Sausage La Trobe de Trafford Le Baptiste Vallantine.

For the purpose of this article, I shall introduce you to my nine year old Jack Russell Terrier, Sammy. He’s the archetypal short-legged JRT: hyperactive, jolly, devious, yet loving at the same time. He likes his home comforts, and loves travelling on public transport, though he shudders a little on the 409 (especially on the Waterloo/Limehurst section when we pass his V E T). Continue reading “Go Cheapway… With A Dog”

Lost and Found Manchester City Centre Bus Termini

A Circular Magical History Walking Tour

Hot off the successful ‘Lost Bus Termini/Bus Routes’ posts comes another spin off. This time, focusing on Manchester’s bus termini. Only. Instead of the more usual format, I have decided to make this a circular walking tour. The map style is reminiscent of Greater Manchester Transport’s publicity, albeit with a walking route and present-day areas including the Northern Quarter.

A GMT style route map denoting a walk around Manchester's existing and disused bus termini.

Each number corresponds to each point within the trail. The starting point is Manchester Piccadilly railway station, chosen due to its prominent position in the city centre. Continue reading “Lost and Found Manchester City Centre Bus Termini”