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Monday, 10 September 2012

Andrew Simpson: CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY THE STORY and now the film

Andrew Simpson: CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY THE STORY and now the film: The sun shone on Friday and the opening of our history wall which tells the story of Chorlton-cum-Hardy in words and pictures was a great ...

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Andrew Simpson: The biggest yet a new exhibition on the story of...

Andrew Simpson: The biggest yet a new exhibition on the story of...: I suppose it was only a matter of time before Peter and I were offered a building site wall to tell the story of Chorlton.   Now as you k...

Monday, 12 March 2012

Andrew Simpson: The changing face of Beech Road

Andrew Simpson: The changing face of Beech Road: More by luck than good judgement I landed up on Beech Road in the winter of 1976. Of course back then it was a pretty ordinary collection o...

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Andrew Simpson: A view of a new Chorlton

Andrew Simpson: A view of a new Chorlton: Now local artist Peter Topping and I have been collaborating successfully for some time. He as you know paints pictures of Chorlton and I ...

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Andrew Simpson: When this was a fish pond

Andrew Simpson: When this was a fish pond: This was the site of Blomley’s fish pond, which stretched from the corner of Acres Road up to what is now Chequers and was big enough to ha...

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Andrew Simpson: A new painting and a discovery

Andrew Simpson: A new painting and a discovery: I have often wondered what the proud owners of numbers 2- 18 Wilbraham Road would have made of what happened to their homes sometime around ...

Monday, 30 January 2012

Andrew Simpson: Penny Readings, a Reading Room, and two libraries,...

Andrew Simpson: Penny Readings, a Reading Room, and two libraries,...: In the age of the internet who would want to go to a library? For a start you have to go there, and mix with a lot of strangers who are al...