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”→
Travelling on public transport with your canine friend
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”→
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.