STOCKPORT – DADS, LADS, NADs

The break from pubs didn’t last long. On Monday I was back on the train to Stockport, home of Curmudgeons and cheap bitter.

I was actually headed over the Pennines to pick up a cheap NAD Phono Preamp from Matt.

I presume that’s self-explanatory but here’s a picture.

But Matt, on a first day off since barbers returned, was also keen on exploring Stockport’s potential. How ironic if HE ends up living there.

With an hour till my GBG tick opened (or so I thought). I gave him the Grand Tour.

Bones, the famously sketchy skate park his parents dumped him at while we did the Hillgate pubs had closed down, so the cultural tour focused on Stocky’s many civic treasures.

He’d only remembered seeing the view from the viaduct and across to the pyramid, which is a tad disappointing as we’d remorselessly dragged our lads round the pubs when they were young.

In the sun I’d brought across from Sheffield, it looked splendid.

Quite impressive, much bigger than I expected” said Matt, who pretended to be surprised to learn that indie legends The Sis Lawrence Orchestra had recorded here.

But, since all 19 year old are interested in is family brewers, it was the view of Robinsons Brewery that I saved for last.

No, only joking. Obviously the only thing teenagers are interested in on a tour of Cheshire’s premier tourist destination is the Redrock entertainment complex.

Just ask Mudgie.

16 thoughts on “STOCKPORT – DADS, LADS, NADs

  1. Can’t be often that you would find The Stone Roses, The Smiths and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra in the same sentence. That plaque must be a rarity in its own right.

    Is that cinema a Weatherspoons yet…?

    Keen to show my ignorance I wondered whether Lii was a word and if so what it meant. Apperently ‘two more than 52’, the ‘Legal Information Institute’ and ‘a short form of the name of a Hindu goddess’ are suggested.

    I’ll let you look up the Urban dictionary’s offerings.

    Very nice piece of Hifi by the way.. 🙂

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  2. Phono Preamp? That’s what you get for buying these so-called “modern” amplifiers. Bet it has an LCD screen and only one button/dial too.

    As an owner of a 1981 vintage Pioneer SA-508, I have none of these problems.

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    1. The Phono Pre-amp (allows you to play records using a moving coil cartridge via an amp that doesn’t cope with vinyl) cost £59 from Richer Sounds but I’ve had to borrow it off my lad as the one I’ve used for 30 years is rattling.

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  3. “I was actually headed over the Pennines to pick up a cheap NAD Phono Preamp from Matt.

    I presume that’s self-explanatory but here’s a picture.”

    I wish I could have snuck a photo or two of my gardener/painter’s apartment when I had to go with him to pick up some supplies from his place for painting my man shed/pub. No word of a lie, between his living room and three bedrooms he had 5 televisions and at least 100 assorted tweeters, woofers, sub woofers and other types of speakers. Plus the amps, pre-amps and whatnot to accompany them!*

    * Apparently he used to be a ‘guitar’ roadie for 12 years back in the late 80’s / early 90’s.

    “so the cultural tour focused on Stocky’s many civic treasures.”‘

    Nice.

    “which is a tad disappointing as we’d remorselessly dragged our lads round the pubs when they were young.”

    Sigh… kids, eh? 🙂

    “who pretended to be surprised to learn that indie legends The Sis Lawrence Orchestra had recorded here.”

    Considering the sign says ‘Syd’ I can see why. 😉

    But 10cc… nice. 🙂

    “No, only joking. Obviously the only thing teenagers are interested in on a tour of Cheshire’s premier tourist destination is the Redrock entertainment complex.”

    I’ve seen one of you lot mention that before. Might have been LAF. Looks… shiny! 🙂

    Cheers

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    1. Mudgie is a big fan of the shiny new Redrock by the motorway. Shame thaey didn’t knock down a row of Edwardian Robbies pubs to make space for it, or perhaps they did.

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