The Smiths - Manchester city tour

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Postby madmancmonkey » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:13 am

not a bad combination the smiths/football grounds. i must admit the current city ground is impressive, I work round the corner from it and when you look down the road it rises up like a spaceship! Not to keen on that b of the bang though, take yer eye out that thing|! :blink:
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:58 pm

I need to do a Smiths tour as well. Beginning with a pilgrimage to the Salford Lads Club.

Jeff, definitely post us some pictures!
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:00 pm

Jeff, did you get the book "Morrissey's Manchester" already? It's a M'ster city guide with the Smiths as main focus. You can order it at http://www.morrisseys-manchester.com

I need to visit some of those spots as well.
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:22 pm

Cracked Pleasures wrote:Jeff, did you get the book "Morrissey's Manchester" already? It's a M'ster city guide with the Smiths as main focus. You can order it at http://www.morrisseys-manchester.com

I need to visit some of those spots as well.


it's a great book (& not just coz I'm in the credits :D ) Phill is actually thinking about updating it & has been toying with the idea of doing a similar guide for the London, I have mentioned it in a thread on here somewhere tbh. But CP is spot on you must get a copy, it truly is a survival guide.

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Postby madmancmonkey » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:14 pm

S'alright for me, I stroll ,literally, five minutes from my door and the cemetry gates are there.

Other sites a short bus journey away .... its great being a mancunian!
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Postby carolyns_fingers » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:50 pm

pap369 wrote:Hello,

I am new to this site. BTW it is awesome. I live in the United States (Texas) and will be heading over to Manchester for a few days. I was wondering if there was a tour or a guide to visit some of the areas that The Smiths spoke about (i.e Salford Lands Club, Holy Name Church...)?

Jeff



Here is a site I made on my trip to Manchester...
Special thanks to Grim for sending me the "Morrissey's Manchester" book...

<a href="http://reelaroundmanchester.tripod.com/" target="_blank">http://reelaroundmanchester.tripod.com/</a>
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:08 pm

hi Jason.
that's a grand site you've sorted mate. I'll forward it to Phill (if that's ok), he's busy in London at the moment sampling beers in all the pubs/clubs etc associated with 'Morrissey's London book' (poor lad, all in the name of reseach eh?).
Scotland is still an open invite remember.

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P.s. on the bit about the Free Trade Hall (where Moz & Linder went to see the Sex Pistols) it was the Buzzcocks that sorted the gig out & Linder was the artist/designer of their 1st UA single 'Orgasm Addict'.
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Postby Aziza » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:01 pm

carolyns_fingers wrote:Here is a site I made on my trip to Manchester...
Special thanks to Grim for sending me the "Morrissey's Manchester" book...
<a href="http://reelaroundmanchester.tripod.com/" target="_blank">http://reelaroundmanchester.tripod.com/</a>



This is really good - I'm moving to Manchester in a few weeks which is a bit daunting (as I've only ever been there for the day) but now I'll probably recognise loads of it - well the important bits anyway :P
Thanks!

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