Wednesday, 30 April 2014

P is for Pound Bakery in Pedestrianised Prince's Street

Two doors up from the Cancer Research UK charity shop featured here on 28th April is the Pound Bakery.

With numerous outlets throughout the North West they are the place to go for a quick cheap snack that won't break the budget.

Between the two new shops is family butcher's "Tittertons" who have been established since 1875. If your palate is bit more discerning you can't go far wrong there. See their website for details of their offerings.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The old Astor Steps

A rear view of the Egerton Arms on High Street. Next to the public house was a theatre which was pulled down in 1904 and replaced a year later by the Empire.

In 1915 it was renamed the Hippodrome which was converted into a cinema in 1951 named the Astor.

In 1965 it burnt down and its last advertised film "A Bucket of Blood" was never shown.

The red-brick wall here contains the remains of some of the steps from the old Astor.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Cancer Research UK

The Cancer Research UK charity shop in Stockport is located in Prince's Street.

It is one of 550 such stores - find out more on their website.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

The Top of the White Lion

I showed you a photograph of the White Lion in December 2013.

It has been empty for some years but currently it is surrounded by scaffolding so maybe it is being refurbished ready for opening again, although it may be just essential remedial work to the fabric that is being carried out.

Rather than show all the scaffolding I thought I'd zoom in on the dome at the top.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Peering down Piccadilly

The view is down Piccadilly to the roundabout on Wellington Street.

If it weren't for the two big office blocks there'd be a fine view over the top of Stockport towards Heaton Norris.

If you look closely you can just see the tower of St Peter's Church peeping out to the right of the one on the left.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

O is for Offerton

Offerton is a suburb of Stockport lying alongside Marple Road. Here by the Golden Hind at the junction with Lisburne Lane are some welcome signs.

As far as I can gather these signs, like others to be seen on roads across Greater Manchester, were erected to celebrate the Millennium.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday and signs, signs.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Two Jubilee kiosks

The pair of K6 Telephone kiosks outside the Golden Lion are Grade II listed.

The kiosks are identical, constructed in cast iron, with three glazed sides in eight registers with margin lights, and a solid rear side with reeded decoration. The Soane-inspired canopy dome is placed above the four arched sides, each with a crown in relief above a glazed panel inscribed 'TELEPHONE'. The kiosks are placed back to back and contain modern telecommunications equipment.

The archetypal K6 telephone kiosk was introduced in 1935 to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V and is commonly known as the 'Jubilee Kiosk'. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as a development of his earlier K2 kiosk design of 1924. Its design has become iconic and represents the careful adaptation of Neoclassical design, influenced by the work of the Regency architect Sir John Soane, to a mass produced object with a modern technological function.

The logo on the flower-planter on the left references Stockport's three rivers, the Tame and Goyt which together form the Mersey.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Stockport roofs

Looking over Stockport from High Bank/High Street. The dome in the centre foreground is that of the White Lion.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday and Scenic Weekends.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N is for Norbury Street

Viewed from one of the carparks overlooking Piccadilly towards Wellington Street South.

On the left is Stopford House which contains various departments belonging to Stockport MBC.

The 24 hour car park on the right is operated by SIP (Simple Intelligent Parking) who also operate a car park in Hyde - see their Contractual Notice.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday and signs, signs.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Two pubs on Tiviot Dale

On Thursday I brought you the rear of the Full Shilling and on Saturday the front of the Full Shilling.

This is the side view looking down Tiviot Dale. On the left is the former Robinson brewery's house The Tiviot.

Here is how it looked in 2008 when the pub on the right was The King's Head and The Tiviot was flourishing.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Stockport Sunday School Steps

These steps on Wellington Street are all that remain of what was the largest Sunday School in the world.

The Stockport Sunday school was founded in 1784. In 1805, £6000 pounds was raised from subscription, and a school large enough to accommodate 5000 scholars was built on London Square. The school belonged to the town rather than a particular church. The building, austere in design, was 132 feet in length and 57 feet in width. The ground floor and first story were each divided into 12 rooms; the second story was fitted up for assembling the whole of the children for public worship, or on other occasions; having two tiers of windows, and a gallery on each side extending about half the length of the building. In order to aid both the hearing and sight in this long room, the floor rose in an inclined plane about half way. There was also an orchestra with an organ behind the pulpit.

Despite the buildings being listed as a National Monument they were demolished around 1970.

Further information can be found on Wikipedia.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday and Inspired Sundays.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Front of the Full Shilling

On Thursday I posted a photograph of the rear of the Full Shilling.

This is the frontage on Tiviot Dale.

It opened as a freehouse in 2009 after the previous pub on the site, The King's Head, closed in 2008.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

At the rear of the Full Shilling

The gate at the rear of the Full Shilling bears the sign for Guinness and the address St James' Gate Brewery, Dublin.

The pub on Tivot Dale used to be called the Kings Head but that closed in 2008 and in 2009 it re-opened as the Full Shilling.

It is classed as a "Freehouse" which in the UK means - not tied to a particular brewery and therefore free to purchase its ale from anywhere.

Searching for information about pubs on the internet is difficult as there are so many sites that merely list everything in the "yellow pages phone book" and have no real information of any use whatsoever and they clutter up the first dozen pages of any internet search. The pub review pages don't seem to rate it very well but they aren't necessarily reliable and as a teetotaller myself I wouldn't know.

I have some more photos of the pub which I'll be showing at a later date.

A contribution to signs, signs and Good Fences.

See also The front of the Full Shilling.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Merseyway Shopping Centre

Merseyway Shopping Centre opened in 1965 but was extensively refurbished in 1995. It consists mainly of a large pedestrianised street, where at one point there are two levels of walkways for shoppers, and there is access to both the first and ground floor of many shops. There is a small area of covered mall at the western edge of the centre, constructed in 1995.

It is built on giant stilts above the River Mersey and the river runs for the entire length of the centre. The river was first covered over in the late 1930s and a road built over the top.

A video with clips of the old road and the building of the shopping centre can be found on YouTube.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Tiviot Way Bridge again

I posted a view of Tiviot Way Bridge on 2nd February 2014.

This is from the opposite direction from the bottom of a greasy footpath down from Rose Street shown in my post of 29th March 2014.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Reflections at the Triangle Church.

A further follow up to Tuesday's post about the Triangle Church.

This is looking across Sandy Lane and the current roadworks from outside McDonalds and the trees which are reflected in the windows.

Yesterday I posted the view from the opposite direction looking up Clarendon Street from behind the church.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 4 April 2014

McDonald's and the Triangle Church

This is another follow-up to Tuesday's post about the Triangle Church looking up Clarendon Street to the rear of the Triangle Church and the McDonalds on the other side of Sandy Lane.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Foundation Stone at the Triangle Church

As a follow-up to Tuesday's post about Triangle Church this is the foundation stone which reads:

ON 2nd OCTOBER 1988

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Leemic on Lancashire Hill

Established in 1972, Leemic on the corner of Lancashire Hill and Gordon Street, are a specialised supplier and service provider of Sharp, Samsung & Kyocera digital multifunction printers, copiers and scanning systems.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Triangle Church, Reddish

The Triangle Church on Sandy Lane, South Reddish was built in 1988 as the home of the Lancashire Hill Sunday School.

It is used as a meeting place by various community groups, but I've been unable to find anything more about it on the internet.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday and the Triangles theme at City Daily Photo.

More Photographs:
3rd April - Foundation Stone at the Triangle Church.
4th April - McDonalds & the Triangle Church.
5th April - Reflections at the Triangle Church.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.