Thursday, 29 April 2010

Murals in the Great Hall.

The Well Known Painter Ford Madox Brown was renown for using strong colours. This scene commorates the opening of the Bridge Water Canal from the Duke of Bridgewater coal mine. So bringing cheap fuel to Manchester which helped to Drive the Industrial Revolution.

The Main Hall

This is the Main Hall of the Town Hall equipped with a Great Organ and Stage. Four Magnificent Chandeliers give Superb Lighting Facilities. It's used for Exhibitions and Displays.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Abraham Lincoln

In Lincoln Square in Manchester their is a Statue of Abraham Lincoln. You may ask why? When the Civil War in America was at its height 1861 to 65 Cotton had stopped entering the Country, there for Causing a famine in Manchester as the workers were out of work. Lincoln was determine to stamp out Slavery. The Slaves picked all the Cotton in the South. The City Fathers sent a letter to Lincoln praising him in his attempt to abolish slavery. He was so moved by the Letter. He sent one back to Manchester praising the Cities Forbearance and understanding. It didn't help the Starving Workers over here. They later erected the Statue too him and Named a Square after him.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

The Police.

This is the Start of the St Patrick's Day Parade. It's led by Two Lady Police Officers on Horse Back. Are they their ( To Keep the Peace ? ) Ha Ha.

Irish Wolf Hound

The St Patricks Day Parade Starts off with a Very Large Irish Wolf Hound Leading the Procession followed by a Brass Band.

Friday, 16 April 2010

The Irish Lorry

The Irish Harp on the Banner from the Manchester Irish Centre at the Start of the Parade.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Green Banner.

This Banner is mounted on a back of a lorry instead of being carried by men. The Symbol is a Celtic Cross.

From Roscommon.

This Brass Band makes a Welcome Addition to the St Patricks Day Parade through Manchester.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Louth is in the Irish Republic, and the Town of Dundalk is the County Seat.
The Club has been in Manchester since 1955. ( Long Time so they are here to stay )

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Pipe Band

The Sight and the Sounds of this Wonderful Bagpipe Band stirs the large crowd in to Cheering and Clapping.

The Drummers

The Drummers are at the Four -Front of the Monaghan Association Club based in Manchester. Monaghan is a County in Ulster Northen Ireland.

Monday, 12 April 2010

In Irish Green

These Three Ladies in Front of the Irish Green Float look as if they have come from the Local Supermarket and have decided to join the Parade. LOL.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Another Band

This Drum and Flute, Irish Band sounds as good as it looks. The Flutes must be hard to Play in Tune and all together. A Great Sound.

Friday, 9 April 2010


This Float is Representing County Tyrone in Northern Ireland with Omagh being the Capital.

The Leader.

What a Stunning Pipe Major Uniform with his Band behind him. The skirl of the Pipes and the Swinging Kilts set the Stage for a Great Parade.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Bag Pipe Band.

I am not to sure whether this is a Scottish Pipe Band, or a Band from Northern Ireland. (Oops just notice green Kilts must be Irish) Nobody gets out of step, marching to a Pipe Band.

The Omnibus.

This Wonderful Old Bus is Decorated for St Pat's Day Parade with the Irish Tri -Coloured Balloons. On the Motor Cowling it says the Pride of Chester.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


This Old (1920s) Open Topped Omnibus is Beautiful Decorated with Hundreds of of Tri-coloured Balloons.

Irish Dancers

The Girls are having a Little Trouble with the Stockings while holding a Hand Tambourine. The very large Green Hats keep the Sun out of their Eyes.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Marchers.

These Flag Bearers are Marching Ahead of the Band, they are as good as any soldiers. They all have white gloves which compliments their white shirts a smart uniform.

The Catholic Club.

The Date when this Catholic Club was inaugurated (1882) gives you an Idea just how long the Irish have been in Manchester. The Potato Famine hit Ireland very hard. So they came to Britain or went to America. To get away from the Famine. This very colourful float does them credit. They have never forgotten the old country.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Dancing Lasses.

Eat your heart out David Flatly. These Girls are Good at Irish Dancing and Deserve the Big Applause that they got.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Irish Owned Float.

This Irish Float has lots of Green Balloons and is Transporting the Older Population who are to old to walk the course.

More Vintage Tractors

The First Tractor is obviously an Old Massey Ferguson. It looks as though the Irish get to love their Working Tools. What ever is said about the Irish they have never been afraid of Hard Work.