Category Archives: Salford

Blackfriars Street: #surprisingsalford #40 — Back on the road again

Blackfriars Road in Salford crosses Trinity Way, going under the railway line. From the Chapel Street junction this becomes Blackfriars Street and continues up to the River Irwell where Blackfriars Bridge crosses the river in to Manchester. Along Blackfriars Street … Continue reading

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Chapel Street Police Station: #surprisingsalford #41 — Back on the road again

This is surely one of the most attractive police stations you have ever seen. The old police station on Chapel Street in Salford is near to the junction with Blackfriars Road and on the junction of Chapel Street and Salford … Continue reading

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A Japanese Maple in Salford — The Inkwell

Salford, 2nd March 2019   Winter wasn’t kind to our friend round the back Who was anchored to the rocks by its roots The evergreens kept a watchful eye As it sat there dormant in the wind rain and snow … Continue reading

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L. S. Lowry | TateShots — Dezign Ark (Beta)

‘Lowry is Britain’s preeminent painter of the industrial city’ says Tate curator Helen Little, as she introduces the exhibition ‘Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life’. For Lowry, modern painting needed to represent the remaining rituals of public life: football … Continue reading

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Masterplan will transform Salford’s A6 corridor and beyond

A HUGELY ambitious masterplan to create a new city district situated between Greater Manchester’s Central Business District and Salford’s MediaCityUK, transforming the University of Salford campus and surrounding areas, has been agreed between the University and Salford City Council. The … Continue reading

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Sweetly Sings the Donkey: Celebrating Shelagh Delaney in Her Salford Hometown

Shelagh Delaney (1938-2011) was a pioneering writer from Salford known for her brilliant plays based in the city, which continue to be widely performed today. Her work is accessible, down-to-earth and funny, and her writing addresses many issues which are … Continue reading

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Worsley — northumbrian : light

Like Runcorn, Worsley is another place I would never think to go but for the canals. Also, like Runcorn, it is on a branch of the Bridgewater Canal although in this instance it ultimately leads somewhere – to Leigh and … Continue reading

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Stories of the River Irwell — Mark Carrigan

Interesting short film made by someone I met yesterday: via Stories of the River Irwell — Mark Carrigan

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Pendleton Leads The Way With Salford Regeneration

IT was announced in 2013 that Salford City Council would receive £650-million-pound in order to regenerate the area. With the project now in full swing of its 30-year plan, here is an update on how… Source: Pendleton Leads The Way With … Continue reading

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MSS play Acoustic Amnesty!

We are playing this next week (despite the fact they can’t get our name right)!

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