Subject: Re:Molly Dancers
From: Jandfh18 <email@example.com>
Hi Aidan.Just thought I would let you know my husband and my late sister
and brothers all went Molly Dancing in the 1940s.My husband was born and
brought up in Miles Platting my sister and brothers were born in Ancoats.For
years my husband has talked about it and sang the little ditty.I was also
born in Ancoats but moved to the Anson Estate Longsight when I was two.
Thanks for keeping my memories alive. Flo
interesting. I hadn’t heard of Molly Dancing until it was mentioned by
a reader. Can you remember the words of the ‘little ditty’ and could you
quote them for inclusion on the Reader Messages page?
From: Pete Woodall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi Aidan I think your site is great. I love the photos of the city centre.
Do you know of any plans for Castlefield House on Liverpool Road? The
building is ugly and empty. I cannot believe they knocked down a stunning
church to build it. I think it would make an excellent site for another
skyscraper so the Beetham Tower won’t look as out of place in the city
Also I cannot believe after all the criticism THAT concrete wall has
received in Piccadilly Gardens the council still hasn’t done anything
with it. I think they should either cover it completely in ivy or clad
it in terracotta tiles and put up “WELCOME TO MANCHESTER PICCADILLY GARDENS”
in large chunky metal letters and up-light it at night. It also amazes
me that after all the hype about Manchester’s modern architecture and
the awards the council has won, the town hall is still most stunning building
in the city.
Keep up the good work! Peter Woodall
an even better solution would be finally to admit that public opinion
is almost universally critical of the concrete wall and it should be removed
completely. There needs to be an opinion survey so that Council-sponsored
projects can be assessed and rated by the people who have to live with
them, i.e. you and me! And as you say, that council-sponsored project
from 130 years ago - the Town Hall - is still one of the city's best loved
landmarks. I don't see the Piccadilly Wall featuring very much in tourist
promotions! As for Castlefield House, I'm not familiar with it - thanks
for drawing my attention to it, I'll take a look.