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An urban sketching book looking at day-to-day life in Rusholme.
Overlooking Stockport town centre sits a small concrete boat, the SS Norris.
The houses on the roof of the Arndale Centre, and the beat clubs and streets that came before it.
A tiny abandoned village hidden in plain sight in a front garden in Levenshulme.
What the Spinningfields site looked like when it was an art deco newspaper house
The crypt beneath St Philip’s church, and the coffins visible through the walls.
The mysterious murals hidden within plain sight, and the hunt to find who made them.
The flooded cold war bunker beneath Trafford Town Hall
The extraordinary man who dug out the buried crypt beneath St Luke’s in Liverpool
Inside the sandstone caves of Stockport with Urban Search and Rescue as they seal them up.
The section of Stretford Arndale that time forgot about, and when Muhammad Ali visited.
A look at Pomona’s graffiti, waterways, rare plant life, strange night life, and a palace that exploded.
Exploring inside the Albert Hall on Peter Street whilst it still lay abandoned after 40 years
The totems of Salford University’s Allerton Building, and other works by post-war artist an inventor William Mitchell
Salford’s Crown Theatre is nothing these days but a frame of rotten wood and faded paint. However, its decay is captivatingly beautiful.
Exploring inside Bootle Street police station and a look around the long abandoned holding cells.
Imagining the city’s most fantastic plans and historical buildings all coming together to form the Chicago-like Cottonopolis.
The myth and the reality of the Guardian Exchange nuclear bunker in the city centre
Take your headphones with you the next time you stroll beneath the Mancuanian Way - it’s playing a song.
The story behind that umbrella-lined alleyway off King Street.
Reviewing Lynsey Hanley’s Estates, and a look back on two fantastic housing documentaries
Documenting the last days of BBC’s New Broadcasting House before demolition
A trip to abandoned theme park and the tragic tale of the family who were torn apart over it.
Wading beneath the culverted medieval bridges of Rochdale
The pub in Salford whose regulars included Marx and Engels
An ornate Victorian newspaper office home to The Band of Hope temperance newspaper.
The caretaker who lived on the roof of Ship Canal House
The Piccadilly Hotel and the 60s utopia it designed itself around
Few people seem to know it exists but Manchester’s city centre observatory is going strong after more than 100 years.
Think of this as a tourist guide to Manchester, without any of the tourist sites.