Aberford Addendum

2016 has been a year of unforeseen events both politically and personally; so much so that it seems a lifetime ago that I visited Lotherton Hall and was surprised to find that it wasn't the place I expected it to be yet it is only a few months since my visit and even less since … Continue reading Aberford Addendum

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Mancunian Magnificence

Back in Manchester, and time to turn my attention away from Salford Quays to the city proper, but what should be my subject? For a historic city, Manchester is missing a vital ingredient.  A castle.  The chester suffix derives from there being a Roman fortification here, but visit Castlefields and there is no trace of a … Continue reading Mancunian Magnificence