Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Building


the most lovely of Manchester's stations

I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that we had found out who designed our house. Dan did a bit more digging around and found a short film was available at the North West Film Archive he arranged a visit. It was very exciting to be ushered through the building to a special room. The film was only about 10 minutes long but it was useful, it showed the Panorama houses (like mine) and also some interior shots of Keith Ingham's home at 10 Regent Avenue, Lytham. It gave us a few ideas. 



We had also booked to see a talk brought to us by the Manchester Modernists. We're really getting into university talks and lectures these days, we're on the look out for more, but the ones we've been to already have been really interesting. It's also lots of fun to be back in that kind of environment, it makes me want to read and learn more about... anything! There's the New Year resolution - read, read, read. 

Between the film and the talk we just had a bit of a wander around the centre and finally visited St Ann's church, it's a place we've walked past many times but have never been in. I read an article about it a while ago about what an amazing building it is. The article was not wrong. It's a small but beautiful place and it really is a calming space among the bustle of the city - the Christmas market is right outside, but you wouldn't know once you're inside. I didn't take any pictures inside, if you get the chance do nip in and see for yourself, but I did get one photograph from outside


At the end of the lecture there was an announcement about the next event, it's three films. One about Rochdale, one about Skelmersdale and the last one a "quite rare" film about Keith Ingham - typical, we do all the (not all that hard) work then someone else does it for us!

6 comments:

  1. How interesting... Have you read Julie Myerson's book 'Home'? It's basically the story of everyone who has lived in her house. You could do something similar.. Jx

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    1. I haven't read that, it sounds really interesting. My house has only had one previous owner, so it would be more of a leaflet than a book!

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  2. So I take it you live in an unusual house?

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    1. I wouldn't say it's unusual, to look at it you might think it's slightly boring but when it was built it was innovative.

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  3. How nice that you are discovering more about your home.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie, it's really interesting, and involves lots of poking about in libraries which is always fun.

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