Manchester Arndale – 12th July 2017

We went to Manchester to meet up with a friend for dinner.  Unfortunately she was poorly, but it did give us the opportunity to snap the two Waterstones in the city!  This one is in the Arndale Shopping Centre

Manchester Arndale 12.07.17 (1)

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Manchester Arndale 12.07.17 (1)

On our way to Manchester we visited the World Heritage Site of Saltaire. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in this part of the world.  Businessman Titus Salt purchased land to move his five factories and build a village for his workers to live in.  Completed in 1851 the village was designed with the health and welfare of his staff in mind. Nowadays the mill building houses a David Hockney exhibition and several shops plus a cafe.  Although not a Waterstones, I did buy a copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to add to my collection from the book shop there!

Saltaire

We also stopped at the Baitings Reservoir near Sowerby Bridge where we walked across the dam.  A great spot for a picnic!

Baitings Dam

We continued listening to The Lewis Man by Peter May on audio book in the car and I started reading Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott by Graeme Thomson

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