Secret Manchester

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Nov 15, 2014 - Photography - 96 pages
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The centre of Manchester is an area rich in social and cultural history. Its buildings, streets, churches and alleyways chart the journey from the rise of Victorian wealth through to today’s vibrant metropolis, which is the most visited English city outside the capital. This secret trail can easily be completed in the course of a day, and aims to uncover and raise awareness of essential facts and stories surrounding the city centre. Included in this fascinating tour are the Giant’s Basin in Castlefield; the site and remains of the Haçienda night club; Manchester heroes like Alan Turing, Mark Addy and Richard Cobden; the political and musical heritage of the Free Trade Hall; hidden delights like the Richmond Tea Rooms; the Manchester Craft Centre; the steepest street in Manchester; and much more to enjoy and explore.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Around Castlefield
AroundSt Anns Square
Aroundthe Cathedral Area
Around the Northern Quarter
Around Southern Piccadilly 6 Around Albert SquareSt Peters Square and Oxford Road Views Across Our Changing City About the Authors
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Phil Page is a part-time English lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and a working professional photographer. He is a volunteer at Stockport Image Library and has participated in exhibitions at The Heaton’s Library. He has lived in Heaton Mersey for 30 years.

Ian Littlechilds is a professional photographer and author.

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