Thursday, 17 March 2011


Peter said "There's an awful lot of Manchester industrial nastiness I have yet to see." Well, a little less now.

Five train journeys, no ticket inspection on four of them: good augury. By foot, Manchester Picadilly to Stalybridge up the Ashton and Huddersfield.

Some highlights:
  1. Byelaw 41. We never encountered 1-40.
  2. Leisure facility - just a sample, there was more. They had drained the pound, which was a headache for the pensioner couple attempting to get a boat in ...
  3. Bicycle rack, working well.
  4. Notice of the day: Pedestrians diverted from A to B, cyclists diverted from A to C.
  5. Communist: Droylsden library is an art deco gem.
  6. Roger Hannah (yada yada).
  7. Chimney up; chimney down. Many chimneys. Many fewer than once.
  8. Be 28.
Foiled on my [second] attempt to visit Ashton Museum ... closed on Mondays. Chip shops used to close on Mondays.

More footage available, including pictures of heritage.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


On Monday March 7th 2011 at 9.15am, in Birminham New Street station, we found 23 rail tickets stamped void.

Here they are
These are the same tickets, arranged differently