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Tag : Salford

04 Jul 2016
oldfield road salford cow lane beetham tower

COW LANE, SALFORD 3.06AM -4.15AM

COW LANE, SALFORD 3.14AM – 4.15AM The turning point of the year, the Longest Day, had not long ended when I arrived. The much heralded Strawberry Moon was losing its fight with overpowering clouds that, for now, reflected prismatic city lights and lunar brilliance but which, at daybreak, would be revealed as grey and unloved. I settled next to a cement works that hummed and clanked, but revealed no human form, despite there being several illuminated huts. Away in the […]

14 Jun 2016
The Lowry Hotel Manchester

ST.MARY’S PARSONAGE, MANCHESTER 3.29AM

ST.MARY’S PARSONAGE, MANCHESTER 3.29AM There is no more accurate an alarm than nature. The first, single call of dawn this morning was sharp and distinct, and I actually saw it happen. A blackbird, unaware that I’d snook down a small alley off St. Mary’s Parsonage, and onto a paved area that looked over the Irwell from Manchester, was perched on spiked rails to my right, and was signalling the arrival of a new day. When I turned to look it […]

07 Jun 2016
chapel street salford

CHAPEL STREET, SALFORD, 3.42AM

CHAPEL STREET, SALFORD, 3.42AM I haven’t read much about it but, apparently, having two sleeps during the night used to be normal. Now that dawn is around 3am I’ve had to start sleeping at around nine-thirty, get up to do my work at about two, and then go back to sleep at around six. The consequence of this is that my mind is swamped by vivid dreams, often about my life already lived melding awkwardly with the one I now […]

02 Jun 2016
mark addy salford

NEW POST “FROM TRINITY TO THE CRESCENT”

MARK ADDY, NEW BAILEY, 4.01AM There’s a new post from my Not Quite Light Project “From Trinity To The Crescent” To read CLICK HERE

02 Jun 2016
mark addy salford

MARK ADDY, NEW BAILEY, 4.01AM

MARK ADDY, NEW BAILEY, 4.01AM Bailey. Such an English name. Indeed, the last time I visited this area was to witness a grown man arrive on a boat festooned in Union Jacks, bolstered by a giddy entourage belting out Land Of Hope And Glory as the vessel came to rest at the Mark Addy pub. Since then the Irwell has flooded, suffocating the Salford landmark with cloying mud, and perhaps closing it forever. Manchester and Salford seemed to turn their […]

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