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“Dj, the sportsman was down some stairs as far as i can recall. Pokey but interesting. Lot's of characters & the mighty Rob Gretton drinking Holsten Pils & pushing his specs up his nose!!!! Was the pub in the Royal Exchange called Branigans? Down stairs on one side & through french doors into the market? Remember it before & after the city matches, just the name escapes me. Agreed Alistair, the free trade hall was & is a Historically important site & it's a disgrace that all we have is a Radisson hotel & a tiny placque, but that seems to be the remitt of a lot of places. Commemerate then demolish/reurbish. The free trade hall was the last place i saw the smiths. Last time they played their hometown as well.”
29 Nov 2009
“A former yacht showroom on Whitworth street was transfered into a generation defining catherdral of elitism, then knocked down to build flats. I managed to get in a fair few times & yes, the sound was awful & yes the clientelle were often entertaining but that was the whole point. I prefered to watch bands (still do) in small, cosy rooms with a decent pint & atmosphere. Sadly not many places left to cater for that. I agree with you that all we will have left in mcr soon will be trendy wine bars but we still have a shedload of old beerhouses to wander thru. Whilst we mourn (that word again!) the apst, let's also keep an eye on the future. Nothing pretends to be tomorrow more than yesterday....”
27 Nov 2009
“Children children!! Manchester, just like any other city has to be seen to be making an effort to 'keep up' with the times & selling land that houses structures will be the ultimate usp for them. We have lost the most iconic of manchester buildings, the Hacienda, & replaced it with flats. Being an old 'septic', my personal history required saving, but it got replaced with crosby homes & the rest of the 'post bomb' structures do improve our fine city, but we need to accept change & crack on. Surely the point of this Archive is in itself a memorial to the beautiful & brilliant past that is Mancunia!!! Anyway, Tommy Ducks was a sh**hole, not missed yet mourned??? The Hacienda must be built, then sold on to the highest bidder (so hooky can get sum money back...)”
26 Nov 2009

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