A Manchester thread for all things Manc

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by mauvais, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    I'm disappointed it doesn't say 'heavy'. Petting could include innocent activities like taking your pets for a swim (anything up to an alligator would be fine, as alligators are presumably quite heavy). :hmm:
     
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Heh - we went swimming for the first time in over 20 years last week farmerbarleymow , and you can apparently now pet AND bomb, as they were not mentioned on the notices :thumbs:
     
    sorearm and farmerbarleymow like this.
  3. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    A few seconds of fumbling before you both hit the water. :D
     
    sojourner likes this.
  4. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Yeh, we considered a combined bomb/grope :D
     
    sorearm and farmerbarleymow like this.
  5. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    PursuedByBears likes this.
  6. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

  7. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    Went to the anti-brexit demo today and it had a good turnout. "Bollocks to Brexit" was a common chant. Wasn't able to go to the anti-tory one that started in another part of town unfortunately. Police say 30k turnout which isn't bad.
     
  8. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    I would boycott any demo that had Vince Cable speaking on principle.

    (I went to the anti-tory one, of course)
     
  9. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    He was full of shit as usual, and the place was full of lib-dems with their fucking stupid yellow balloons. It was good to hear people speaking on behalf of Gibraltar and EU nationals living in the UK though, along with British nationals living in Spain.

    Anyway, you should have told me you'd be in Manc - could have went for a brew.
     
  10. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    Ha, I'm there all the time, my mrs lives in Whalley Range - I'll hit you up sometime.

    We just missed off being in all the papers too - we were just to the right of this guy.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    I'll PM my number. But please don't hit me. :hmm:
     
    Throbbing Angel likes this.
  12. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    I found some old photos of Throbbing Angel a while back. Probably date back to when I did a charity abseil from the Maths Tower at Manchester Uni. PM me if you want me to send them - although I'll have to dig them out first...
     
    sorearm likes this.
  13. sorearm

    sorearm wanna buy some pegs dave?

    The maths tower ... now THERE'S some memories ;)
     
  14. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    Must have been at least ten years back - possibly more. I've got a picture of me hanging off the roof - and looking like a twat. :hmm:
     
    moose likes this.
  15. sorearm

    sorearm wanna buy some pegs dave?

    It's something like that, seems longer ago .. according to wiki it was demolished in 2005 ... :oops:

    Always remember walking past it as an undergrad. My most memorable time being told to clear the area as there was a possible leaper on the top :eek:
     
  16. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I remember it being demolished - got some decent pictures somewhere. It would have been 2005/6.
     
    sorearm likes this.
  17. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Now that I'm at my PC - here's a photo from November 2005.

    mathstower.jpg
     
    farmerbarleymow likes this.
  18. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    I dropped into Manchester Art Gallery yesterday, and found the solo show by Waqas Khan that they have on atm very enjoyable - check it out if you're in town. Waqas Khan | Manchester Art Gallery
     
    UnderAnOpenSky likes this.
  19. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    I like the neon signs for this, might try and nip on on Saturday
     
    killer b likes this.
  20. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    Do it, it's glorious. The big video installation in the gallery next door is good too, but the Khan show is outstanding.

    The standing collection in the Manchester gallery is always worth a look through too - they have some great pre-raphaelites, and the series of Valette paintings they have of Manchester in the fog are gorgeous.
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  22. lazythursday

    lazythursday Well-Known Member

    Nice pics. Not sure when Manchester Piccadilly had character though. I suppose the previous version had a kind of Life on Mars claustrophobic 70s vibe.
     
  23. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    The 60s redevelopment was awful, but the old building looked quite nice.

    [​IMG]
     
    Throbbing Angel and waxoyl like this.
  24. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Good stuff, glad you were treated well by our lot too! Although...
    ...MediaCity is very much in Salford, not Manchester. It is Greater Manchester, of course.
     
    farmerbarleymow likes this.
  25. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I don't recall ever thinking of it as having much character. Unlike Central station, which was gorgeous, and had some of the nicest ironwork I've ever seen.
    I worked on the transformation from what was Central Station to what became G-Mex. There were miles upon miles of tunnels under the station and spreading out around Manchester. A lot of the tunnels had been filled in but If I'm not mistaken, there were plans to use the tunnels as part of Manchester's planned subway system, which was abandoned in the mid-late 70s and never came to fruition. I don't know why it was never finished but I'll blame Thatcher.
     
    farmerbarleymow likes this.
  26. Patteran

    Patteran A nowadays excuse

    The proposed Picc Vic tunnel - Picc-Vic tunnel - Wikipedia
    Abandoned in '77 due to high projected costs.
     
    Saul Goodman and mauvais like this.
  27. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Long shot: anyone know a child friendly pub in central Manchester showing the ManC vs Man U game this afternoon?
     
  28. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    I doubt it, the atmosphere of violence round the city centre on a derby day suggests to me that the two things are fairly incompatible...
     
    pocketscience and The39thStep like this.
  29. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    I think you might be right. Had no joy thus thus far :(
     
  30. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    There has just been a crowd of football supporters pass in Ancoats fighting by the sound of, and given the smoke possibly letting off flares. Dickheads.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice