Posts Tagged: modernist

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

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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

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

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

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EVENT: Mainstream Modern Website Launch Event 12/02/15

MAINSTREAM MODERN Website Launch event   Here at MMS we have a number of collaborators and advisors, one of whom is Richard Brook, Principal Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture. Richard has made regular contributions to our magazine, The Modernist,

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EVENT: Mainstream Modern Website Launch Event 12/02/15

MAINSTREAM MODERN Website Launch event   Here at MMS we have a number of collaborators and advisors, one of whom is Richard Brook, Principal Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture. Richard has made regular contributions to our magazine, The Modernist,