The Quays: a story of regeneration.

I love canals and everything connected with them. I am lucky to live in NW England which has so many. (I’ve found a dozen on the website www.canalboat.co.uk) The Manchester Ship Canal was opened in 1894 by Queen Victoria.This was a feat of engineering, running from Eastham on the Mersey Read more…

Cottonopolis

My image this week for Norm’s Thursday Doors was taken in Chinatown in Manchester. Handkerchief Manufacturer…. ……  A & H Reich Cotton Goods. A faded cotton merchants’ sign from a bygone age when Manchester was known as Cottonopolis, the Cotton Capital of the world.    

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