Tag: Wilson & Womersley

The Phoenix Entrance

The Phoenix & The Student Precinct

In the early ’80s, my comprehensive school’s corridors heaved with perrys, bovver boys and Blondie/Siouxsie/Chrissie Hynde pretenders. So at sixth form, I was startled to encounter a throng…


Cromford Courts

I was taken up to Cromford Courts, on the roof of Manchester’s Arndale Centre, by my friend Angela in 1987. The flats looked (to me) like council houses…


Hulme Concrete Jungle

Growing up in Chorlton, during the 1970s and early ’80s, I would travel through Hulme on the way to town; all I knew about the area was what…