London Road Fire Station in Manchester has been out of operation as long as have known it. It has a fascinating history for sure (see the Wikipedia link, below). It’s an amazing building. You leave Piccadilly station at the back entrance (where the taxis are and where you can access Metrolink) and boom: There it is in all its glory. Like many buildings in Manchester its facade is almost completely tiled to wash it off the industrial dust… Now it is undergoing reconstruction works. The clerk in the hotel opposite says it is for luxury appartments. Wikipedia is vague, talking about mixed use. Let’s see…
Whenever I go to the UK, one of the first things I buy is junk food like pork pies or Scotch eggs, and some bread spreads for later on. That’s basically the things I like and I don’t get in continental Europe. The photo shows a Scotch egg in front of London Road Fire Station, Manchester, which is undergoing conversion into luxury appartents at the moment. What else, of course? I surely wouldn’t be able to afford property there, but I can afford a proper Scotch Egg. Yummy!
[“Scotch Egg and Fire Station, Manchester” – 2019-08-29]
If you’ve missed the beautiful film by Andrew Haigh last year or want to see Tom Cullen and Chris New again and again, there is another opportunity. For the slightly remote city of Trier, it will be the 1st public screening. Don’t hesitate. Come and watch…
5 JUNE 2012
7 p.m. (s.t.)
ADMISSION FREE. ALL WELCOME. SPREAD THE WORD.
BRITISH ORIGINAL WITHOUT SUBTITLES.
On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing, he meets Glen. And so begins a weekend—in bars and bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex—that will resonate throughout their lives.