A trip down memory lane around Manchester....

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  1. BlueAnorak

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  2. PinkFinal

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  3. KS55

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    So many memories...
    DISASTERS
    Original Pauldens burning down
    Woolies burning down
    Stockport air crash
    Shadow Moss Lane plane crash (how do i remember that it was BEA Vicount G-ALWE from Amsterdam)

    ARCHITECTURE
    Knocking down Spring Gardens Post Office, the longest classical colonade in Britain
    Arndale building the biggest toilet in the world
    Building the CIS Tower in Dantzig St.
    Building the 'Toastrack'

    LEISURE
    Hough end football
    Getting a snog off Benchill girls in Wythenshawe Park
    Getting off the bus on Princes St., winding thru tne back alleys and coming out at the end of Maine Road....Huge sign..........PLATT LANE STAND>
    Twisted Wheel
    Cycling straight over Northenden Golf Course (they didnt like it!) my mate and I bought a tandem out of MEN small ads, cost 5/- and adorned it with all sorts of shit including a red road lamp on the back! (Oh yes, we were right tearaways aged 11)
    First pint of Boddy's.
    Ten pin bowling in Ardwick
    Withington baths

    OTHER
    Barrow boys, winos in Picadilly, London Road Station, when we called the area near Etihad.... Bradford, Busses out of Stockport run by the North West Car Co, with full width benches upstairs.........
    Edit. As a kid, I thought the town hall was made of black stone.
     
  4. PinkFinal

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    One of my earliest memories is a square bus station in or near city centre I've been told it was Salford station
     
  5. RadcliffeRick

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    I think you might be thinking of Victoria Bus Station.
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  6. FantasyIreland

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    Think it was the 12 or 22 i used to catch as a kid into Vic station,proper little adventure :-)
     
  7. mac

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    Watch Sky sports news now. All memories of the rags when they were winning. I thought it was the history channel.
     
  8. ballinio

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    What’s this & where ?
     
  9. m7mcfc

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    That one opposite M&S was the Sefton. Checkpoint Charlie's was next to it.
     
  10. m7mcfc

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    Between here and there.
    That was Kennat House and was supposed to look like the Queen Mary.
     

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