TO URMSTON, TO COMPLETE GREATER MANCHESTER !

My last “Greater Manchester” tick came before City’s thrilling draw with Southampton, and may be seen as a tad contentious. So my plan to do Urmston properly, perhaps take a week’s holiday here and declare it “the next Didsbury” will have to be put on hold. Instead I’ve just decided to take the easy tick… Continue reading TO URMSTON, TO COMPLETE GREATER MANCHESTER !

TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 2 – GREATER MANCHESTER

That pic above is of me, descending the steps to the Underbanks to a secret vault where I’ll be collecting the correct answers to my “Guess my favourite counties competition“, now into its 7th year. The tension is growing in London (North-West), Bedfordshire and the Kingdom of Fife. Are they in my Top 2 ?… Continue reading TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 2 – GREATER MANCHESTER

JARL AND A MINI PLOUGHMANS IN RAMSBOTTOM RBL

6th February 2020 Onto my latest trip now, a rather disastrous attempt to get my hair cut. My base for the next two days was Heaton Chapel, which some of you may have heard of. It’s in Greater Manchester/Stockport/Cheshire Lancashire. I paid the princely sum of £54.40 for a two night stay in Trivelles on… Continue reading JARL AND A MINI PLOUGHMANS IN RAMSBOTTOM RBL

A SURMOUNTABLE HITCH IN MICRO PRESTWICH

I spent literally minutes trying to find a Fall track for this post, but sadly M.E. Smith’s “Middle aged Middleton micropub man” remains unreleased. On the tram back from Bury to Victoria I planned an afternoon in West Manchester, and admired the lack of GBG pubs on the route. Ah, the Crooked Man. Wait, the… Continue reading A SURMOUNTABLE HITCH IN MICRO PRESTWICH

“GET THE RUBY IN FIRST, EH !” LANGWORTHY LEGEND

And, in the end, it all came down to Langworthy, an exciting trip over the M602 at 10pm. A year ago today I was at the Grand Canyon, and it can’t match this view. For fans of great street names (see also: Whitwick), here’s My Street. It could be yours, too. I’m heading for the… Continue reading “GET THE RUBY IN FIRST, EH !” LANGWORTHY LEGEND