Friday, 29 July 2011

Manchester Day Parade

This Giant Mosquito is getting last minute adjustments before joining the Parade. It's drawing attention to the dreadful disease Malaria but not in Manchester.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Manchester Day

This float is inspired by Yuri Gagarin's. He visited Manchester in 1961 at the invitation of the Foundry Workers Union, which he was a member in Russia.That was before he became an Cosmonaut, and the first man in space.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Manchester Day Parade

This is a Paramedic Bicycle fully Equipped with life saving tools. St John's Ambulance service is for free. The beauty of a bicycle Medical Service they can go where no Motorised Service can get. All the local roads are shut off from traffic during the Big Parade.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Manchester Day

This Recyclops a unique rubbish-eating monster created by Home Educators Group. Who are getting the Message across to recycle and help save the Planet.

Manchester Day Parade

This Galleon celebrates Manchester's connection with the Waterways of the Ship Canal, the River Irwell and the Bridgewater Canal. The 250th Anniversary. The Coat of Arms on the Galleons Flag represents the Coat of Arms of Manchester prominently a" Busy Bee ".

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Hough End Hall

 This is Hough End Hall now. It was built in 1592 and has now been turned in to a Restaurant. The business is up for sale, but I think Manchester Corporation still owns the property.One interesting thing, if you notice
some of the windows have been blocked out. This is due to the window tax in the 18th century which meant that the more windows you had, the more tax you paid. All over the country, windows were blocked up.  Hence the term "Day Light Robbery".

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Clough

The remains of the Forest and heavy under- growth is good to hide things. In 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's Horses and Guns were hidden in this Forest so the Royalist Soldiers were unable to find them. The Jacobite Rebellion Troops passed through Manchester on their way down to Derby where they were Beaten

Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Clough

This is part of the Original Forest that Surrounded Hough End Hall. It was built in 1592 by  Sir Nicholas Mosley who became the Lord Mayor of Manchester and was Lord of the Manor . The house is only 5 miles from the city centre.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Chorlton Brook

Posted by PicasaThe Brook runs under a busy main road  so a Culvert was Built. It is protected from debris by Giant Iron Sieve across the Brook before it enters the tunnel

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Clough

This is a sign post pointing the way to a public foot path following the Clough in which Chorlton Brook runs in.

Chorlton Brook

This is Chorlton Brook running in the "Clough" which is an Old English name for Ravine or Narrow Glen. This area used to be a Forest. It was owned by Sir Nicholas Mosley who was a Successful business man in Manchester. He became Lord Mayor of the City and his brother became Lord Mayor of London.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


For Six weeks in the Summer on the fields of Hough End Clough, the Manchester City Sanction a very large Car boot Sale. With up to about 400 Cars attending. Extremely Popular.As they say One Mans junk is another Mans Treasure? 


One of the Essential Stalls at any Car boot Sale is the Mobile Cafe' Selling everything from Beef Burgers and Chips to Fried Egg Butties. Most people get up early and skip breakfast to get all the Bargains. So they are hungry and thirsty after buying. So the "Scran Waggon" probably makes more money than any one else on the Car Boot. Ha Ha.


Clothes feature big in Car Boot Sales. So they are very popular with the Ladies. As they go up and down in Sizes in their Lives. So they get rid of old Party Frocks and such. Men are different, we wear clothes till they drop off.  I have looked at my old holiday snaps, and guess what, the same Sport Shirts appeared in them all. 
( Tight Sod I Hear You Say ) LOL.


This man hasn't got a Car or a Paste Table just a Push Bike, but doesn't bother him. He lays out the Jewelry and odds and sods he has for sale on a white sheet in the bright sunshine.


The weather is perfect for Searching the Car Boot. So the crowds turn out in Thousands. So it's Bargains Bargains Bargains. LOL.


Shoes are another big sale item on Car Boots. Mostly Ladies and Children Shoes. Children's Shoes only last about 6 months as they grow up fast and can be expensive in the shops. So a good pairs of them are a popular buy.

Friday, 1 July 2011

St Clements Church.

This is St Clements Church built in 1866 and the Tower in 1905/6. The Tower now requires renovation. It is just 8 miles from Manchester. So I am giving them some publicity to help get the funds. Hope it Helps.