We begin with Detroit Bridge and Salford Quays…wait a mo, i hear my readers cry…That’s Not a P word!….let me continue and i’ll explain
Upto the late 80s and 90s with the areas redevelopment the area the picture above was known as the Port of Manchester….as shipping landed goods up and down the waterway.
The area around the docks has been given a spruce up and theres plenty of Green space and Parkland, where they could put it.
The landing point for sailing boats and narrowboats is popular for birdwatchers as various different birds frequent the waters.
We may not get anything as colourful as this Parrot visiting the neighborhood, but we do get a fair portion of regular birds, such as seagulls, sparrows, starlings, bluebirds and not forgetting, Pigeons.
I went to church this morning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Josephs RC in Ordsall, Salford, where we remembered all those who fell in conflict. The church Belfry was rebuilt in 1924 as a Memorial to those who died in the first world war and the Altar Windows commemorate those who lost their lives in the Second World War. A poppy wreath was laid before the Offertory procession.
What made it poignant was the fact the procession of the poppy wreath was led by the Junior members of the congregation. Alan, a senior member of the congregation gave the solemn promise that goes back to the original time
“At the going down of the sun…we will remember them”
IWM North will be commemorating Remembrance week this week, I wrote an acrostic last year in commemoration of the occasion. The link is below.