Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The light pours into St Philip's

Beautiful light from the setting sun shining through the West doors.

And then James and Hilda arrived for our Tuesday evening service

Friday, 23 March 2012

Buddleja versus building

It may take a while but it looks like eventually there will only be one winner and it won't be the building!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Lots of activity in Greengate

This is the view at the moment from the old Exchange station car park looking towards Sacred Trinity. The church is just to the right of the red 123 sign. The river and Manchester Cathedral are to the left. This is the site of the old Victoria bus station which is going to become an exciting new public space.

Really busy on Sunday at Trinity

We had a great turnout on Sunday at Sacred Trinity with Manchester Universities Guild of Change Ringers out in force as well as a good turnout from regulars and a couple of newcomers. Nice buzz.

Not as pretty as usual.

The scaffolding that has gone up at St Phil's as we start the stonework repairs.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Fell Clarinet Quartet doing a concert for schools

They're doing the lunchtime recital today but first they're doing a concert with children from 3 local schools. Really good fun and very interesting.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Joseph Brotherton has come home

Joseph Brotherton was Salford's first MP and a leading vegetarian. He was an important Victorian reformer and campaigned amongst other things for the urban masses to have access to green spaces. He was one of the movers behind the opening of Peel Park which was one of the world's first public parks. His statue was erected in the park but later on sold, moved around a bit and ended up on the wrong side of the River Irwell. For the last few years he seems to have been stranded on a rather neglected patch of river bank looking longingly at the fair city of Salford across the river. Now he's been moved home and will be part of the new river walkway between Salford Central Station and the Lowry Hotel.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Salford University Big Band

As usual it's a really nice gig tonight from the Big Band. They sound really good in our lovely acoustics.

New map for visitors to Chapel St area.

This will really be very helpful to visitors. The picture shows you what's what and the map is lovely and clear.

Wonderful new lights in the pavement.

Chapel St is looking really good now and these new Blue lights are a wonderful feature. I'm hoping we can see some of the derelict sites developed soon and then we'll be absolutely awesome!