Monthly Archives: December 2009

Neil Stevenson’s camino sketchbook

Neil Stevenson was a tutor at Manchester School of Architecture during the ‘nineties (now at Sheffield Hallam). He combines experience of practice with a generous approach to teaching, a wide knowledge of artistic culture and an ability to stop, look … Continue reading

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Manchester Cathedral dah-dah-dah-daah…

Manchester Cathedral dah-dah-dah-daah You’re bringing me down dah-dah-dah-daah (with apologies to The New Vaudeville Band) Manchester and Salford’s contentious relationship across the River Irwell has always assured a clear, if far from beautiful, distinction between the two cities. The long … Continue reading

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The ‘fifties from above

Following the visit of MA Urban Design students from MMU to our fair city this week, I offer an aerial photo set of Preston in the ‘fifties (before the clearance of factories, mills and much else). All the photos

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