View from New Bailey Car Park

Today we went to the top of the new multi-storey car park at New Bailey. The weather this morning was gorgeous but this afternoon we had miserable drenching rain so we didn’t enjoy the views for too long!

The archeological dig of the old New Bailey Prison

The archeological dig of the old New Bailey Prison

Another new development

Another new development

Looking towards Sacred Trinity and Victoria

Looking towards Sacred Trinity and Victoria

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There's lots of railway around here!

There’s lots of railway around here!

Crowded lift

Crowded lift

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Looking towards Sacred Trinity and Victoria

Looking towards Sacred Trinity and Victoria

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Trinity Way

Trinity Way

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library is on Deansgate in Manchester. Their website is here: http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/

For some of our group it was the first time they’d been and everyone thought it was beautiful and worth visiting again. A real jewel that we so often walk past but need to go in!

These photos are taken by Steve.

Modern entrance atrium

Modern entrance atrium

Ceiling

Ceiling

John Rylands Library

Above the staircase

Above the staircase

John Rylands Library

Statue of John Ryland

Statue of John Ryland

The historic reading room

The historic reading room

Stunning window

Stunning window

Football match on David Lewis Playing Field

We wanted to learn a bit about sports photography so we went to a crunch University match between Salford and MMU on the David Lewis Playing Field. Salford won 3-0. We learnt why sports photographers have such good, expensive equipment. It isn’t easy!

Goaline clearance

Goaline clearance

Boot it upfield

Boot it upfield

Athletic leap

Athletic leap

What's the ref seen?

What’s the ref seen?

Tackle by Salford

Tackle by Salford

Safely away

Safely away

run on goal

run on goal

free kick against Salford

free kick against Salford

Some of our group on the sideline

Some of our group on the sideline

c'mon ref!

c’mon ref!

A walk to Victoria Station

It was a lovely sunny winters day and we wandered down to Victoria Station to see how they are getting on with the renovations and improvements there.

9 flats being built

9 flats being built

A very busy, big hole

A very busy, big hole

hmmmm... A new name for Chapel St?

hmmmm… A new name for Chapel St?

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A message on the wall

A message on the wall

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Without love we perish

Without love we perish

river

river

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Victoria Station

Victoria Station

route map

route map

George & dragon

George & dragon

new roof

new roof

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Possible caption competition?

Possible caption competition?

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James at work

James at work

old sorting office

old sorting office

window cleaner

window cleaner

Old baths

Old baths

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The Lamp Oil

The Lamp Oil

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Those who were lagging behind!

Those who were lagging behind!

Canon Green Court

Canon Green Court

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Some of the group

Some of the group

 

Visit to Involved Furniture Project

Involved is a community project based in Broughton and headed up by Dave Fraser. One aspect of the work they are developing is a furniture project where they take rejected furniture and do it up. For this they are using old industrial premises on East Philip Street with the Biospheric Project based above them.

Street sign

Street sign

Table & mirror

The group listen to Dave

The group listen to Dave

Fans Fan Window Chairs Window Offcuts More dust dust

Terry, Dave & Alan

Terry, Dave & Alan

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