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St Stephen's

St Stephen’s RC

Droylsden’s Delights This week we find Steve temporarily diverted from a bicycling quest to purchase cullinary containers, after spying a humble local marvel…   One fine sunny Monday morning I set out cycling to Ashton-under-Lyne to buy an enamel pie

St Stephen's

St Stephen’s RC

Droylsden’s Delights This week we find Steve temporarily diverted from a bicycling quest to purchase cullinary containers, after spying a humble local marvel…   One fine sunny Monday morning I set out cycling to Ashton-under-Lyne to buy an enamel pie

Simonsway

Simon’s Way

Simon’s Way Steve’s off down the back roads of industrial estates on his bike this week, getting up close and personal with bug zappers, amongst other things… Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath Stockport was once home to the mighty industrial

Simonsway

Simon’s Way

Simon’s Way Steve’s off down the back roads of industrial estates on his bike this week, getting up close and personal with bug zappers, amongst other things… Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath Stockport was once home to the mighty industrial

Concrete Tour March 2015

Some geeks in town or Concrete Breeds Apathy

Well, it seems they knew we were coming. As the Manchester Modernist Society concrete tour began on a chilly March morning with a welcoming graffito on Tadeo Ando’s wall.. ‘Some geeks in town’. OK maybe they were right, we’ve been

Concrete Tour March 2015

Some geeks in town or Concrete Breeds Apathy

Well, it seems they knew we were coming. As the Manchester Modernist Society concrete tour began on a chilly March morning with a welcoming graffito on Tadeo Ando’s wall.. ‘Some geeks in town’. OK maybe they were right, we’ve been

Merseyway Precinct

Merseyway Shopping Precinct

Beneath the Precinct the Precinct The tireless Steve Marland revists a childhood haunt, his latest mooch see’s him rediscovering the precinct below the precinct… Opened in 1965 as one of the country’s first pedestrianised shopping developments, Merseyway was for me

Merseyway Precinct

Merseyway Shopping Precinct

Beneath the Precinct the Precinct The tireless Steve Marland revists a childhood haunt, his latest mooch see’s him rediscovering the precinct below the precinct… Opened in 1965 as one of the country’s first pedestrianised shopping developments, Merseyway was for me

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EVENT: The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 21/03/15

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair This Saturday 21st March, will see us setting up shop at the The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair.  The event, taking place over the entire weekend, aims to provide a friendly atmosphere where print enthusiasts can

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EVENT: The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 21/03/15

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair This Saturday 21st March, will see us setting up shop at the The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair.  The event, taking place over the entire weekend, aims to provide a friendly atmosphere where print enthusiasts can

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EVENT: Sacred Suburbs (Seminar and Bus Tour) 11/04/15

Ever had a little faith? Sacred Suburbs is a one-day event celebrating and debating the architecture of Manchester’s post-war places of worship (1945-1975). Along with new estates and inner city high-rise developments, the post-war period witnessed an unprecedented increase in

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EVENT: Sacred Suburbs (Seminar and Bus Tour) 11/04/15

Ever had a little faith? Sacred Suburbs is a one-day event celebrating and debating the architecture of Manchester’s post-war places of worship (1945-1975). Along with new estates and inner city high-rise developments, the post-war period witnessed an unprecedented increase in

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Mooch

Definition of mooch in English: verb informal 1 [no object] (mooch about/around) British Loiter in a bored or listless manner: he just mooched about his bedsit. Well, there’s no doubt that our Steve Marland mooches about his bedsit quite a

mooch-final

Mooch

Definition of mooch in English: verb informal 1 [no object] (mooch about/around) British Loiter in a bored or listless manner: he just mooched about his bedsit. Well, there’s no doubt that our Steve Marland mooches about his bedsit quite a