Friday, 29 November 2013

The Greatness of Ducie Street

In 1888 a set of buildings were purchased on Great Ducie Street, near to the main Central Refuge on Francis Street. These were originally held under lease from the Lord Ducie estate.

Artist's Impression

Friday, 22 November 2013

Explore Your Archive Campaign

We’ve spoken before on this blog about how vital our records are to many different communities in the local area. This week sees archives across Manchester, and the rest of the UK, come together to raise awareness of their collections and their value to society. 


Thursday, 14 November 2013

A little white house

Here is a photograph sent across to me quite recently of a little white house. I wonder whether any of our regular readers may have an inkling as to what this building (now converted to residential flats) used to be. The blue sky would probably give a good clue that it was not one of our Manchester homes….

The white house*

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Making Rough Places Plain

Many of our different blogs have taken quotes or stories from the book Making Rough Places Plain. Consequently it may be time to delve into this publication a bit deeper. 

Front pages of 'Making Rough Places Plain'