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The houses on the roof of the Arndale Centre, and the beat clubs and streets that came before it.
What the Spinningfields site looked like when it was an art deco newspaper house
The crypt beneath St Philip’s church, and the coffins visible through the walls.
The flooded cold war bunker beneath Trafford Town Hall
The extraordinary man who dug out the buried crypt beneath St Luke’s in Liverpool
The section of Stretford Arndale that time forgot about, and when Muhammad Ali visited.
A look at Pomona’s graffiti, waterways, rare plant life, strange night life, and a palace that exploded.
Exploring inside the Albert Hall on Peter Street whilst it still lay abandoned after 40 years
The totems of Salford University’s Allerton Building, and other works by post-war artist an inventor William Mitchell
Salford’s Crown Theatre is nothing these days but a frame of rotten wood and faded paint. However, its decay is captivatingly beautiful.
The myth and the reality of the Guardian Exchange nuclear bunker in the city centre
The story behind that umbrella-lined alleyway off King Street.
Documenting the last days of BBC’s New Broadcasting House before demolition
Wading beneath the culverted medieval bridges of Rochdale
The pub in Salford whose regulars included Marx and Engels
An ornate Victorian newspaper office home to The Band of Hope temperance newspaper.
The caretaker who lived on the roof of Ship Canal House
Few people seem to know it exists but Manchester’s city centre observatory is going strong after more than 100 years.
Farewell to the Employment Exchange. A Modernist monolith in its final days before demolition.
A bomb that’s locked in St Ann’s safe, and an air raid shelter in the Northern Quarter.
Salford’s connection to Buffalo Bill, and the birthplace of The Showmen’s Guild.
In 1950s Manchester the Kardomah Cafes attracted the city’s counterculture. A look at how cafes changed the city.
The rooftops of Piccadilly Gardens hold some interesting stories and secret rooms.
Have you seen the little stone men, dressed up like Huckleberry Finn, who look down on the crowds as they rush for their trains?
The art galleries of a city are not confined to the institutions but can be found in corridors and stairwells, or in a hotel restaurant.
The bell inside Manchester Town Hall’s clock tower, and who was Abel?
The story of 82 Portland Street - a nameless totem pole of a building.
Stockport’s Pear Mill is exactly what you think it is. A mill, and a giant pear.
City Centre living and the Night and Day noise war, plus the origins of The Northern Quarter.
At various points along Oxford Road, the education mile, you can find recesses at first floor level that were intended, one day, to be the connecting points of pedestrian walkways.