St Saviours

Sacred Suburbs

Sacred Suburbs launches 23.11.14 Sacred Suburbs is celebration of post-war places of worship in the hinterlands of Greater Manchester. Whilst St. Raphael the Archangel (1963) by Massey & Massey and the magnificent William Temple Memorial Church (1965) by George Pace are well-known and

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St Saviours

Sacred Suburbs

Sacred Suburbs launches 23.11.14 Sacred Suburbs is celebration of post-war places of worship in the hinterlands of Greater Manchester. Whilst St. Raphael the Archangel (1963) by Massey & Massey and the magnificent William Temple Memorial Church (1965) by George Pace are well-known and

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Manchester Modernist Membership

Manchester Modernist Society Honorary Membership We have an honorary membership scheme for our supporters and friends so that you can join in and play a bigger part in the Manchester Modernist programme. Not only will you get our beautiful new pea

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Manchester Modernist Membership

Manchester Modernist Society Honorary Membership We have an honorary membership scheme for our supporters and friends so that you can join in and play a bigger part in the Manchester Modernist programme. Not only will you get our beautiful new pea

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Arndale Centre

Manchester in a skip: part 1

Manchester in a skip Found in a skip and then added to the Eddy Rhead archive, in a carrier bag under his bed, these slide transparencies taken in Manchester in the early 1990’s show a pre IRA bomb era when

Arndale Centre

Manchester in a skip: part 1

Manchester in a skip Found in a skip and then added to the Eddy Rhead archive, in a carrier bag under his bed, these slide transparencies taken in Manchester in the early 1990’s show a pre IRA bomb era when

St Raphael's Exterior

The concrete of St Raphael the Archangel

The concrete of St Raphael the Archangel This week went sent Steve Marland back to one of our favourite haunts, for a slightly different take. Returning along Huddersfield Road from a cycle tour in search of the source of the

St Raphael's Exterior

The concrete of St Raphael the Archangel

The concrete of St Raphael the Archangel This week went sent Steve Marland back to one of our favourite haunts, for a slightly different take. Returning along Huddersfield Road from a cycle tour in search of the source of the

Melland’s Sports Hall

Mount Road

Mount Road Mr Marland continues his re-discovery of the vernacular, with a trip to Gorton on his trusty iron horse. For ten years or so I cycled along Mount Road Gorton on my very merry way to work. Two buildings

Melland’s Sports Hall

Mount Road

Mount Road Mr Marland continues his re-discovery of the vernacular, with a trip to Gorton on his trusty iron horse. For ten years or so I cycled along Mount Road Gorton on my very merry way to work. Two buildings

Sark Road M21 9NT

Chorlton-cum-Hardy

‘Something Different’  Sark Road Steve Marland has cycled over to Chorlton-cum-Hardy this week, to have a little look at ‘something different’. “With Furniture, furnishings and decoration planned by experts there will be plenty to interest everyone – house hunter or

Sark Road M21 9NT

Chorlton-cum-Hardy

‘Something Different’  Sark Road Steve Marland has cycled over to Chorlton-cum-Hardy this week, to have a little look at ‘something different’. “With Furniture, furnishings and decoration planned by experts there will be plenty to interest everyone – house hunter or

CIS and CWS Buildings  1962

MAINSTREAM MODERN

What is Mainstream Modern? Mainstream Modern is a resource, an archive and a live project. This website began life in 1998 when I began taking photographs with the aim of making an architectural guide to concrete in and around Manchester.

CIS and CWS Buildings  1962

MAINSTREAM MODERN

What is Mainstream Modern? Mainstream Modern is a resource, an archive and a live project. This website began life in 1998 when I began taking photographs with the aim of making an architectural guide to concrete in and around Manchester.

Chemnitz 1995

Karl-Marx-Stadt: white tights, Trabants and all

Chemnitz / Karl-Marx-Stadt / Chemnitz “Well, l have to go to a circus in Karl-Marx-Stadt.” says Roger Moore’s James Bond in Octopussy. Well, I went to Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1995 and there was no circus, but Kenny Ball and his Jazz Men

Chemnitz 1995

Karl-Marx-Stadt: white tights, Trabants and all

Chemnitz / Karl-Marx-Stadt / Chemnitz “Well, l have to go to a circus in Karl-Marx-Stadt.” says Roger Moore’s James Bond in Octopussy. Well, I went to Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1995 and there was no circus, but Kenny Ball and his Jazz Men

St Clement with St Matthias

Lower Broughton

Lower Broughton Steve Marland, reporting back from the western fringes – spots a little C of E gem, on Lower Broughton Lane. I hope that this is not too far under the wire, off the radar, out of the loop,

St Clement with St Matthias

Lower Broughton

Lower Broughton Steve Marland, reporting back from the western fringes – spots a little C of E gem, on Lower Broughton Lane. I hope that this is not too far under the wire, off the radar, out of the loop,