The Ancoats Guardian

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Ancoats is a district of old Manchester that was once the weaving heart of the city, it was home to the immigrant Irish and Italian catholic’s who took Manchester into their heart and their communities flourished.

Today  things are a little different, regeneration has taken over these now abandoned industrial mills and turned them into housing for the new generation of Mancunians.

Walmersley Starlings

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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.


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Salford Quays Panorama

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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.

The Old Barn at Birtle

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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.


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