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
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
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
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
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 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
Friday, 15 July 2011
Monday, 11 July 2011
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.