Hidden on the outskirts of Manchester is Salford Lads Club, built in 1903 it has stood its test of time as one of the finest clubs for boys that is still going strong.
The Club was made famous by the Photograph of The Smiths taken by Stephen Wright in 1985 that was the idea of Morrissey
These days the Club is open to girls, boys and the wider community.
I have always been a fan of Dr Who and his eternal enemy the Darleks, a bit of fan art made up of different photographs I have taken during the last 12 months.
Bury Jubilee Drinking fountain and Whitehead Clock tower, two of Bury’s Landmarks that welcome you to the town.
Starlings are one of our most commonest Garden birds resident in the town all the year through. In the Autumn they are joined by huge numbers who spend the winter here. This is my Birds eye view of the Starlings at Walmersley in Bury Photographed over looking Burrs Country Park in the distance.
Originally the home of the Manchester Docks this area has changed dramatically through Urban Regeneration since its closure in 1982. The area is now home to the Imperial War Museum, The Lowry Art Gallery and the new MediaCity all easily accessed by Manchester’s Metrolink.
This is an early evening photograph capturing the BBC Buildings and the Lowry all enhanced by the beautiful colours of the Neon.
Black and White Long exposure photograph taken at first light in a small Cornish fishing port.
Autumn flowering Heathers line this old footpath that has been created out of recycled Burnley Bricks. The pathway is one of many in the Walmersley area . This is a favorite view of Bury that I like to keep re-visiting taking photographs to see the seasons come and go.
Some have described this Birtle barn (also can appear as Bircle on old maps) as was the “Old Hanging Barn” the place where local criminals were hung on a Silver birch. I do not know how true this was but all is quiet now. This barn is one of many nice old cottages in the village of Birtle which nestles between Bury and Heywood in Lancashire and is one of my favourite places to photograph.
Affetside is a small village on the outskirts of Bury and is situated on the old Roman Road that connected Manchester to Ribchester in Lancashire. In the village you can find the Roman Affetside Cross that is believed to have been a moorland marker for pilgrims travelling to Whalley Abbey.
The last of the days sun licks across the landscape turning the grasses to gold, even the puddles don’t escape. The fleeting weak sun reaches inside the puddles to reflect the sky and then it is all gone. The oncoming darkness pulls in the cold air and the shadows… I am done for the day.