Sunday, 16 April 2017

Wild thing

Here's a pretty tiled entrance sign in Stockport's lovely old market place. I believe Wild was a shoe shop - the building is now part of the excellent Stockport Story museum. It's in an interesting part of town: the beautiful Victorian covered market has a great vintage fair once a month. The atmospheric Staircase House museum is next door. And once you've done all that you can treat yourself to a fantastic Art Deco afternoon tea in the Plaza. All this just seven miles out of Manchester. If you're coming from that direction, why not treat yourself to a trip on the fabled 192 bus route too?

Friday, 14 April 2017

Wave hello

Jolly street sign spotted in Rochdale - waving a welcome to passersby.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Train of thought

The sign of British Rail still stands proud on Liverpool's Lime Street station. The logo of the now sadly privatised railway company is looking good in the Liverpool sunshine. 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Blessed be the music makers

Sign at Albert Hall in Manchester. A former Wesleyan chapel, built in 1910, it has also had a career as a dubious nightclub. It is now an impressive music venue, retaining some pretty stained glass, nice tiles and crumbling plasterwork.