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Pewter At The Manchester Arms

25 Nov

 

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The pewter mug from the Manchester Arms measures approximately 4 4/3 inches and 3 3/4 inches in diameter at the mouth.

On the lip just to the left of the handle there is a “PINT” stamp, and to the left the makers mark, the letter “E”, a picture of a crown, and the letter “R”. Below that is the number “239” – the uniform verification number ER is for Edward VII, so the cup dates from around 1905.

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Hancock & Sons Spoons & Tongs Box

20 Nov

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Antique box for tea / coffee spoons & tongs made by Hancock & Son
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths 29, King street, Manchester
Spoon length 4.15 inch.

James Howard of Ardwick, England

20 Nov

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James Howard of Ardwick, England. Victorian stoneware bottle. The impressed area says “JAMES HOWARD TRADE MARK 73 UNION ST ARDWICK” and in the center is an impressed circle with the letters “J H T M”.

The bottom is approximately 8 inches tall.

Chorlton High School for Boys

20 Nov

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Postcard showing the Central Block of Chorlton High School for Boys, Central Block, c.1927.

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Main Corridor, c.1927.

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The Refectory, c.1927.

Replacing Grain with Mediocrity in Manchester

10 Jan

Blandchester all over. Why must Manchester always get 2nd best.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

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At the very least they could have kept the far right building of the group demolished.

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Reg Harris – The Fallowfield Flyer

1 Nov
Reg Harris in action at the Reg Harris Stadium in Fallowfield (Fallowfield Statium) in 1956. Image courtesy M. Singleton.

Bury-born Reg Harris in action at the Reg Harris Stadium in Fallowfield (Fallowfield Statium) in 1956. Image courtesy M. Singleton.

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Tom Chantrell: Godlike Genius of the Movie Poster

31 Oct

Tom Chantrell, born in Ardwick and trained at Manchester Art School was a legendary movie poster illustrator. These are just a sample of the hundreds he designed.

Star Wars - A New Hope (1977) Style C by Tom Chantrell. © 2014 Prodigi.

Star Wars – A New Hope (1977) Style C by Tom Chantrell. Images courtesy Geeky Nerfherder.

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Star Wars – A New Hope (1977) by Tom Chantrell. Images courtesy Geeky Nerfherder.

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Dracula – Prince of Darkness (1966) by Tom Chantrell. © 2014 Prodigi.

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The Devil Rides Out (1968) by Tom Chantrell. © 2014 Prodigi

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Quatermass and the Pit (1967) by Tom Chantrell. © 2014 Prodigi

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The Plague of the Zombies (1966) by Tom Chantrell. © 2014 Prodigi

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One Million Years B.C. (1966) by Tom Chantrell. © 2014 Prodigi

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The Lost Continent (1968) by Tom Chantrell. © 2014 Prodigi

Manchester Town Hall

31 Oct

Manchester’s architectural gem.

Giant Toast Rack

31 Oct

Amazing iconic Manchester building sold.

Oldham Doctor in Serbia : A Lady’s Thrilling Experience

31 Oct

Fantastic must read story by Dr Catherine Payne.

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This story from Oldham is in the best tradition of wartime endeavour and adventure, showing just how much  women played their part. It’s a long post and a gripping story.

Some of the extracts are taken from Mabel Stobart’s book, ‘A Flaming Sword in Serbia’.

Oldham Doctor in Serbia: A Lady’s Thrilling Experience

In February 1915 the Serbian Relief Fund asked Mrs St Clair Stobart to organise a hospital unit to work in the field with the Serbian army. For several years the Serbs had been engaged in military struggles with the Austro-Hungarian forces but during the early months of 1915 there was a lull in hostilities which the Serbs were using to try to rebuild and re-equip their battered army. Soldiers returning on leave to their families had spread the typhus virus and during the winter of 1914-1915 and on into the summer months, a deadly…

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