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MANCHESTER. Underneath The Arches.

Okay I know that technically speaking theses structures are viaducts and not arches but I am allowed a little bit of poetic/photographic licence. This is Castlefields in Manchester, where canal met rail and came the worst off to some extent. Rail in its turn coming a cropper against the onslaught of the car. That said canals and railways are having a renaissance, thanks to the increase in services this stretch […]

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SHREWSBURY. Ever Get the Feeling You’re Being Watched?

A favourite destination of mine is Shrewsbury. It’s a pleasant and easy rail journey from where I live, down to Chester then along the Welsh border through Ruabon, Chirk and Gobowen. The landscape of rolling hills slip easily past the carriage window, usually helped by a coffee and packet of Jaffa cakes, other cakes are available, from the on board trolley. I like to travel in style… The station at […]

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LEIGH. A Turnpike Saturday Morning

Leigh is a former mining town not too far away and like many towns that were mainly reliant on one industry it’s not had it troubles to seek over the last few years. That said it has a bustling town centre and market, plus decent-ish transport links into Manchester. Currently there’s an express guided busway but there is a feeling growing that an extension of Manchester’s Metrolink Tram system to […]

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BIRKENHEAD. On Hamilton Square.

Standing proudly by the River Mersey is the town of Birkenhead, though not perhaps as well known as Liverpool, its over the water neighbour, it does have many an interesting corner and a history all of it’s own. I hadn’t been over that way for a little while so I freed up a day and took the train into Liverpool and out again, under the Mersey to Hamilton Square station […]

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MANCHESTER. In Monochrome – Part Two

So, following up Part One, naturally, here’s the rest of the shots I took on my easy ramble around the city. I headed back to Victoria Station, one of three main stations in the city, it’s a Victorian wedding cake of a building, the other two, Piccadilly and the smaller Oxford Road are more glitzy and slick. Though the buildings at Oxford Road always make me think of Darth Vader’s […]

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