Posts tagged: Reddish Vale

V is for Victorian Viaducts

No matter how much progress we make in the modern world, it is impossible to escape our Victorian past when all around us are monuments to the golden age of engineering which is why this week I’m looking at Victorian viaducts. Above is a photo of the most recognisable landmark in Stockport — the Edgeley Viaduct. It was completed in 1840 to carry the main railway line from Manchester south into Cheshire as it still does today. Read more ›››

No Puddings in Sheffield

What a beautiful day it has been — blue skies and not a cloud in sight — perfect for a drive over the Pennines to take my daughter home to Sheffield after a weekend chez mum and dad.

The pleasant run ground to halt when we came up against road works at the top of Eccleshall Road and I was studying the windows of the local shops, including the chippie. It was then that my daughter dropped her bombshell — that there are no pudding, chips, peas and gravy to be had in Sheffield. Read more ›››