Thursday, 24 June 2010
This Heritage Park was designated in 1982. This was the meeting of Various Transport Systems. For example Bridgewater and Rochdale Canals the Rivers Medlock and the Irwell. Also the Worlds first Railway Station. The Romans also built a Fort here which began Manchester as a City. The placard remembers the tireless work of Ian M Gall and his Wife who helped set up this project. They were known as Mr & Mrs Castlefield.
The Second Large Screen in Castlefield (Manchester) has been made in to a Beach Environment so that Children can play in the Sand, while Dads and Mums can watch the Match. All round the Beach there are stalls selling Hot Dogs and Beer. Note the Deck Chairs and Beach Umbrellas.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
This Family of Mallards live in the Middle of Manchester foraging on the Rivers Sand Banks. It is said that in the 1880's when the River was in Full Flood, further up stream a Grave Yard was Flooded and several coffins were washed down stream and ended up in the River Irwell and the River Mersey and Floated down towards Liverpool. (Was it a Dead Loss. Ha Ha.)
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
This is the back view of the Palace Hotel, (1996) which used to be The Refuge Assurance Company. It was built in three stages including the all white building. A spectacular hotel. It just shows you where the money was in the last Century. The River runs past the car park and under Oxford Road towards Little Ireland where the Big Cotton Mills were situated in Chorlton on Medlock. ( Now all Gone )
Monday, 14 June 2010
This is where the Slums were in Manchester, mostly Irish People who came over to escape the Potato Famine in 1845. The conditions were so appalling that a German Friedrich Engels wrote book of what he saw in the Slums in German( So not read in English till years later). His friend German Philosopher Karl Marx and he, drew up the book Das Kapital the (Blue Print) to Communism in the Soviet Union.
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
Above the River Medlock there are the Canal Docking Wharfs. The Tunnels you can see were built to unload Vegetables Underground to Cool Storage Places from Barges. There was a thriving market in Manchester for them. The Country Growers took advantages of cheap transport that the canals gave them.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Friday, 4 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Manchester is in the Middle of Three River's, The Irwell, Irk, and the Medlock. This is why the town it was so successful in processing cotton. The water is very soft. 85% of Cotton Goods in the Past was made in Manchester. In places like New Zealand all Supermarkets have a Manchester aisle even today. All cotton goods in the one aisle.