Category Archives: the buildings

Norris Hill: The Green

Life on The Green  Mr Marland, day saver in hand, was lucky enough to be invited out of the cold and into the warm, welcoming interior of a Norris Hill home.  Last week I was privileged to be invited into

Norris Hill: The Green

Life on The Green  Mr Marland, day saver in hand, was lucky enough to be invited out of the cold and into the warm, welcoming interior of a Norris Hill home.  Last week I was privileged to be invited into

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 1990s show a pre IRA bomb era when

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 1990s show a pre IRA bomb era when

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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,

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,

Strangeways & Cheetham Hill

Strangeways & Cheetham Hill Steve’s been out with his Day-saver again. This week he’s travelled north to Strangeways and Cheetham Hill. In the shadow of Strangeways Prison, lies Cheetham Hill’s garment district, approximate to Victoria Station, the rivers Irwell and

Strangeways & Cheetham Hill

Strangeways & Cheetham Hill Steve’s been out with his Day-saver again. This week he’s travelled north to Strangeways and Cheetham Hill. In the shadow of Strangeways Prison, lies Cheetham Hill’s garment district, approximate to Victoria Station, the rivers Irwell and

Norris Hill

Norris Hill Here is the second of Steve Marland’s photographic meanders through the twentieth century architectural landscape of Greater Manchester and this time Steve takes us to Norris Hill. Just to the north of Deneway Estate, subject of my previous

Norris Hill

Norris Hill Here is the second of Steve Marland’s photographic meanders through the twentieth century architectural landscape of Greater Manchester and this time Steve takes us to Norris Hill. Just to the north of Deneway Estate, subject of my previous

Deneway Estate

Deneway The first in a series of photographic essays by our roving reporter Steve Marland. Steve will be cycling the byways of Greater Manchester to bring you feast of housing estates, civic centres and maybe the occasional bus stop. High

Deneway Estate

Deneway The first in a series of photographic essays by our roving reporter Steve Marland. Steve will be cycling the byways of Greater Manchester to bring you feast of housing estates, civic centres and maybe the occasional bus stop. High