Friday, 31 July 2009

Manchester


Thursday, 30 July 2009

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Manchester, City Hall




Manchester City Hall, Princess Street.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Manchester, Ashton Old Road


Two useless icons, sat on Ashton Old Road.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Manchester, Spanish Festival


Spanish Festival on Albert Square

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Littleborough, Red Lion





















Some bloke enjoying a beer in the Red Lion

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Littleborough, Red Lion




The Red Lion.
If 1950’s music is your thing, then this is the pub for you.
Real ale and a pool table.
I don’t like real ale. Fizzy lager for me!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Saddleworth, Uppermill


Monument in the park in Uppermill.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Buxton Raceway, stock cars

www.buxtonraceway.com


Another formula running at the stock car meeting was Unlimited Bangers. These are the larger road cars. This Taxi’s diesel engine had been replaced with a V6 Ford. Didn’t help it much as it only lasted a few laps before being reduced to what we see here. Incidentally, the driver was fine, he’s the guy in the orange overalls. Paul (Stormin) Normal 999.








Thursday, 16 July 2009

Buxton Raceway, stock cars

www.buxtonraceway.com

I occasionally go watching Stock Car racing. This is one of the cars at Buxton Raceway. It’s a V8 Hot Stox. But it’s no ordinary stock car. This one is road legal. Taxed, MoT’ed, windscreen, lights, mirrors - non of which you’d normally see on a stock car. Built by Rob Maw 409. It’s never been in a real stock car race.









Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, boss


Watch out, the boss is about.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, bike


Ah! Well, they didn’t get me!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, Britain In Bloom

Ashton is going for the ‘Britain In Bloom’ thingy again this year, and here we have two specially decorated Daleks.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, relax


...and I’m sure there’s a good caption for this one too.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, colours


Well they match the bus.
I’m sure there’s a good caption here, but I can’t think of one?

Friday, 10 July 2009

Paris


Paris. No, wait ... it’s still Ashton.
The red post box gives it away.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, Penny Meadow


The view up Penny Meadow with the storm clouds gathering.

Ashton-under-Lyne, Old Fire Station


Angry clouds, rolling above The Old Fire Station and the snooker hall

Ashton-under-Lyne, The Ash Tree


It’s going to rain, isn’t it.

Clouds gather over the Ash Tree.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Greenfield, marina


The structure here is a movable bridge. It can be winched up and down using a windlass that the narrow boats use to open locks.
This is the entrance to the marina behind The Kingfisher.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Greenfield, Knoll Spinning


Knoll Spinning Mill, or more formally called New Wellington Mill.
Closed in 2001 and now derelict, it’s apparently been sold to Tesco, I guess for a new super market.
It is with a heavy heart that I see Knoll mill in this state, awaiting it’s ultimate demise, as I used to work here long ago.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Greenfield, marina


Behind the Kingfisher, they’ve built a marina for narrow boats. And here we can see the electrical and water tower for the narrow boats to hook into.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Greenfield, The Kingfisher


New pub in Greenfield, The Kingfisher.

It’s sat just at the edge of the Huddersfield Narrow canal on one side and the now derelict Knoll spinning mill on the other.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Greenfield, 180 bus



And that’s how the 180 takes the very steep Shaw Hall Bank Road turning.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Saddleworth, Greenfield


View from Chew Valley Road, Greenfield.
They really know how to stack up those houses on Shaw Hall Bank Road.
These houses are just infront of the Greenfield Railway station.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Mossley, Stockport Road


Out on the bike in this sunny weather. TV repair shop on the corner of Lees Road and Stockport Road in Mossley.